Telstra Ultimate Cable Now Available Across Australia

Melbourne residents have been able to get Telstra's 100Mbps Ultimate cable internet service since March this year, and now the rest of the cable-connected nation is finally following suit. The service will be available in Perth from November 30, and in Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Adelaide from December 12.

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Telstra's press announcement reminds us that you can't get the service unless there's already an HFC (pay TV) cable network in your area (which means only capital cities). Because of the peculiarities of Telstra's billing system, you also can't get it unless your existing Telstra account number has 13 digits.

As we noted at the Melbourne launch, the plans aren't cheap and contention means the speeds are unpredictable, but it's good to see them more widely available.

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