[LINK] TransACT network makes connection
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 15:32:19 +1000
The TransACT website is at: http://www.transact.actew.com.au/
At 2:00 PM +1000 13/6/00, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>If you go to <http://www.transact.com.au/> you get redirected to
><http://www.chimo.com.au/>, an Adelaide based website consulting and
>multimedia development enterprise with seven staff.
><http://www.transact.gov.au/> doesn't seem to exist.
>I only want to find out when my suburb is due to get connected. I'm not
>impressed so far.
>TransACT network makes connection
>CANBERRA's TransACT broadband network has been officially launched, with
>the company announcing a commercial roll-out to 96,000 homes and 15,000
>businesses. Sporting competitive pricing - telephone lines for $12 a month,
>video from $17 a month and data from $39 a month - the network roll-out
>across the ACT is expected to be completed by December 2002.
>Customers will have access to a 52Mbps connection as part of a basic
>package, with additional charges applying for faster speeds. The network
>has either signed or is negotiating with a large number of service and
>content providers, including Civic Video, Video Ezy's EzyPlus, ninemsn,
>OzEmail, Connect.com.au and UUNET, and is understood to be talking to a
>number of others.
>Customers - who pay a monthly fee to TransACT and then pay for content -
>also benefit from free access to government services online. Chief
>executive Richard Vincent said the network - which would begin with the
>restart of the original trial network in the suburb of Aranda, rapidly
>followed by key corporate and government clients - would go live in the
>first quarter of 2001. Some work was still needed, he said.
>"We will do some retrofitting, because the containers we put our
>electronics in at Aranda weren't ant-proof," he said.
>Mr Vincent said he expected the take-up rate for the network would be about
>30 per cent, with users being offered an option of telephony, video, data
>or all three services. Consumers would benefit from a wealth of offerings
>from the company's partners, Mr Vincent said. "Unlike others, this is an
>open network," he said. "We are saying this is open to all-comers, whereas
>the traditional telcos want to own everything."
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>but money answereth all things.
>-- Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:19
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