Telstra has committed to enabling ADSL2+ services on 900 additional exchanges Australia wide, providing an estimated 2.4 million more customers access to the broadband technology.
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The announcement follows on the heels of the federal government's decision not to force the regulation of third-party access to the ADSL2+ service.
Rollout of the 900 upgrades is scheduled to occur over the next 200 days.
"More than a million extra Australian families, businesses, non-profit organisations and government agencies will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of high-speed broadband," Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo said.
Broadband internet based on ADSL2+ can reach speeds of up to almost 24 Mbps. Bandwidth degrades based on a user's distance from the telephone exchange, reaching about 16 Mbps at a distance of 2 km and about 4 Mbps at 4 km.
According to Telstra, 370 exchanges will be ADSL2+ enabled within the first week of deployment. A further 132 will be enabled within three weeks, while the remaining 405 exchanges will be upgraded before the 200 days is up.