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Telstra’s Internet TV service, which was previously available only on its Optus fibre-to-the-node network, has now been available on the NBN’s fibre-optic network as well, providing customers with access to the streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video services.
As part of its rollout, Telstra said the telco would now be the only provider offering internet TV on its fibre-coaxial network, with customers able to choose between one or two devices to stream the service.
The telco has also extended its fibre optic network across the state and added additional infrastructure in order to support its fibre broadband rollout.
“This is another example of Telstra investing in our future,” Telstra chief executive Andrew Dempster said in a statement.
“This means our customers will have the ability to access their favourite content from the comfort of their home, and we will be providing a strong and reliable network that can handle the growth in demand for internet TV.”
“This will help ensure that Telstra has the best network for customers to access the content they love and enjoy,” he added.
Telstra said it will also now provide free internet TV packages for Telstra customers.
The company also announced that it will offer customers a 10 per cent discount on its monthly phone and internet package.
It also announced it will expand its fibre internet network to provide the fastest internet speeds and the most flexible and efficient connections for its customers.
“Today’s announcement shows the company’s continued commitment to the NBN and the future of its customers,” said Telstra general manager of broadband and technology, Craig Turner.
“With this change to the network, we are able to deliver faster speeds and more efficient connections, and it will provide customers with the best possible experience.”
Telstra is also expanding its broadband network, expanding its Fiocast offering, and has also increased the number of residential premises that can be served from 20,000 to 500,000 premises.