15 June 2012

Goodna to gain faster fixed-line broadband after Telstra upgrade

Nigel Beaman said Telstra continued to invest in innovative
 communications solutions across the country. 

Goodna and Brassall residents will gain access to fast fixed-line broadband, following Telstra's upgrade of local ADSL2+ infrastructure.

Telstra is integrating four new technology `top hats' into the existing street cabinets that deliver telephone services to local residents and businesses.

Until now the cabinets had not been able to support ADSL2+ technology due to physical constraints.

Telstra Country Wide Area Southern Queensland general manager Nigel Beaman said Telstra continued to invest in innovative communications solutions across the country to bring faster broadband speeds and improved technology where possible.

``The upgrade will support our customers' growing interest in connecting household communication devices to the internet so that they can enjoy information and entertainment on demand,'' Mr Beaman said.

``The extra capacity will make it easier for households to stream video, access their favourite internet sites and work from home.

``In the past, to permanently increase the broadband capacity of a street side cabinet, we had to build another cabinet alongside the existing one. This could take months of planning and network construction activities,'' he said.

Mr Beaman said the top hat was essentially bolting ADSL2+ equipment on top of an existing street side cabinet.

``This means that we are able to quickly and efficiently make ADSL2+ services available to many Goodna and Brassall households and businesses that previously could not access a fixed broadband service,'' he said.

The installation is part of a nationwide infrastructure investment where about 2000 top hats will be installed.

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