The first three retail service providers for the National Broadband Newtwork in Tasmania have been announced today.
Primus, Internode and iiNet will offer internet access through the Federal Government’s fibre-optic cable network.
The three companies will test their services at a new proof-of-concept centre opened in Hobart today by the Federal Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy.
Senator Conroy says it is an exciting milestone in the delivery of the network to the state.
“This is where all of the new concepts are being tested before they’re delivered in just three months to the Tasmanians who are part of the stage one roll-out,” he said.
“So today’s a very exciting milestone for the Tasmanain National Broadband Network.”
But it is not yet known how much the new internet services will cost consumers – the ISPs are yet to finalise their pricing structures.