ISP iiNet (ASX:IIN) has revealed it has signed up the first customers to Australia’s new NBN.
The company’s new NBN customers in Tasmania will be ready to be connected as soon as the Tasmanian arm of NBN Co was ready to commence services.
Customers who sign up before September 30 will be eligible to migrate to the NBN with zero set up costs, iiNet said.
“The NBN is the future of broadband in Australia and as the nation’s leading innovative
ISP it’s fitting that we signed up the first customers,” iiNet CEO Michael Malone said.
iiNet has meanwhile denied claims from communications minister Stephen Conroy that the ISP supports the government’s controversial internet filtering proposal.
“The proposed filter is fundamentally flawed, will not achieve its stated purpose and simply will not work. It is fundamentally bad policy,” Malone said.
“We have been involved in the Government’s consultation process in an effort to at least have some transparency measures introduced. However, any claim that our participation in that consultation process is support for the Government’s policy is an outright lie.”