Telstra has announced that it will boost speeds of its hybrid fibre coaxial cable broadband network to 100Mbps, with Melbourne first in line for the upgrade.
A media statement issued by the company says "Work will start immediately with the installation of DOCSIS 3.0 software and related infrastructure in the Melbourne cable network. Telstra will invest about $300 million in the cable upgrade this calendar year."
The company says future upgrades could see speeds double to 200Mbps.
Even at 100Mbps, the statement says a high-definition movie will download in under one minute.