Free Internet!

Yes you heard me right. Free Internet… if you happen to live in the Domus apartment complex in Perth. If not, sorry, but no free Internet for you.

For those who are now upset at the idea that they aren't receiving free Internet, I would spare you the details, but they are simply too good to pass up. Not only will Domus residents be receiving free Internet, but said Internet will be offered on a naked DSL plan with included voice.

Oh, and it's VDSL2 — that's a potential speed of 100Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream.

Oh, and it has a usage quota of 20GB on peak, 30GB off peak (uploads are counted).

Oh, and did we mention it is free?

No, it's not some zany scheme by the Government to draw attention away from what can only be described as the two biggest broadband-related screw-ups of 2008. It is, in fact, the initiative of none other than iiNet, the lovable ISP whose ads feature the even-more-lovable Finn, the Irish guy who loves calling his Nan.

While the rest of Australia is arguing about the National Broadband Network or Internet filtering, iiNet is going ahead and undertaking its first trials of VDSL2, the successor to ADSL that easily surpasses the speeds suggested by any tender for the NBN. Of course, it does require FTTK (Fibre to the Kerb), which most Australians are unlikely to be familiar with in the near future, but it seems a few lucky Perth residents finally have something to cure their boredom. That's right — really fast Wikipedia.

Oh, and if you were about to rush out and purchase one of these apartments, you had better hurry — there are only a few left.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

James Hutchinson

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?