15 November 2007
Broadband is about to get ``naked'' in a move that may further reduce dependence on the traditional fixed-line telephone.
iiNet announced it will be the first internet service provider in Australia to offer broadband ADSL2+ (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) without the need for a telephone service, also known as Naked DSL.
This means customers will not have to pay for a fixed line rental just to keep their ADSL connection going.
"Many Australians have wanted to get rid of unnecessary landline expenses for some time now,'' iiNet's managing director, Michael Malone, said. "Consumers have been telling us they only have the phone connected at home to gain access to ADSL broadband.''