The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-05-26T04:00:00Z Netspace ignites consumer broadband market with the launch of new home broadband plans 2004-05-26T04:00:00Z netspace-ignites-consumer-broadband-market-with-the-launch-of-new-home-broadband-plans National Broadband ISP, Netspace, launched today a range of new, highly competitive Broadband Internet plans aimed squarely at the needs of families, high-end users and gamers. As part of Netspace?s push to capture a greater share of the home broadband market, Netspace has reduced pricing on many of their new plans and increased the monthly usage allowance across the board, to deliver some of the best value plans currently available on the Australian market. Netspace has also introduced three new 512 symmetric plans designed specifically for the growing online gaming community, enabling gamers to take their Xbox or PlayStation 2 consoles online with broadband from a low $89.95 for 6GBs. Netspace customers can also access the company?s free PC games servers with traffic not counting to their monthly usage. Another highlight from the new range includes the release of the new 256 UltraLite plan at a low $39.95 which includes 4Gb of included monthly traffic. This plan represents value for those people connecting to broadband for the first time, or for people looking for a great connection at a low price. For those people looking for speed, the new UltraLite 512 offers fantastic value at $49.95 with 6Gb of included traffic. Unlike other Broadband providers, Netspace customers do not need to opt for preselection of other services to get the best possible broadband price. Stuart Marburg, managing director of Netspace said: ?With the growth in online gaming and the explosion of digital media technologies, we see the future of broadband lies in the living room, networking a range of devices to deliver a richer online experience for users. Essential to the growth of this market is affordable broadband connectivity with realistic usage allowances and a high performing connection.? ?For anybody who may have been recently thinking about installing broadband in their home, now is the time. The new plans represent excellent broadband value for families, gamers and high-end users and demonstrates Netspace's commitment to make broadband simple, fair and accessible for all Australians to enjoy,? said Mr Marburg. Netspace?s New Consumer Broadband Plans The new broadband range offers flat rate pricing on all plans (excluding Starter 256) by not charging excess usage fees. Instead, Netspace speed throttles broadband services if customers exceed their limits. At any time in the month, customers can un-shape their broadband connection by buying ?data blocks? at very affordable rates. Netspace's entry-level plan, Starter 256 is priced capped, so if a customer exceeds 300Mbs monthly usage, the most they will ever pay in excess usage in one month is $49.95. Excess usage is charged at 15c/Mb. Added features of all Home broadband plans include: - Free traffic sites, including gaming sites (not available on ?Starter 256?) - 10 email addresses and 10Mb web space - Free Rapid Transfer (not available on ?Starter 256?) - Netspace Red 4-Port Ethernet USB modem that enables home networking is available as standard issue. Wireless option for modem connection also available - Free spam filtering for email - Optional contract lengths To view Netspace's new Home Broadband plans, please visit: http://home.netspace.net.au/broadband/ Broadband comes in new colours 2004-05-03T04:00:00Z broadband-comes-in-new-colours National broadband ISP, Netspace, is setting the pace in broadband innovation by entering into an agreement with broadband equipment specialist, NetComm, to supply customised broadband modems. In a deal that is believed to be an industry first, NetComm will add the Netspace brand and dynamic red livery to NetComm's Ethernet NB1300+4 ADSL modem. "Netspace is continually looking for ways to drive the broadband market forward. We see this deal as an important step to clearly differentiate Netspace from other broadband providers and marks a new direction in broadband marketing," said Netspace's managing director, Stuart Marburg. "In a market that has become very competitive and with broadband becoming more like a commodity and heavily price driven, branded modems will allow for real physical identification between the customer and the company, and clearly identifies the customer to their friends and family as a Netspace customer." Mr Marburg adds: "People are also starting to look for interesting accessories for their computers and a red modem just adds something new and different to the standard grey and black modems." NetComm has been Netspace's exclusive supplier of modems, wireless networking and network cards since September 2003 in an agreement worth an estimated $2 million annually. Mark Jones, sales and marketing director at NetComm says: "This partnership between NetComm and Netspace marks the beginning of an important new trend in the Australian communications marketplace whereby carriers and equipment providers work more closely to deliver complete solutions to their customers." "In communications the simplest design is usually the best, which is why it makes sense for ADSL customers to have one solution and one brand." The NetComm/Netspace ADSL modem features a sleek compact design with eye-catching red casing. Under the hood, independent tests reveal industry-best performance while unique built-in configuration tools make this product a cinch to get started. In contrast to other broadband providers, Netspace has deliberately moved away from offering single port USB modems in favour of a 4-port Ethernet modem, recognising the future needs of customers for home networking and convergence. The NetComm/Netspace NB1300+4 ADSL modem is now available and will be supplied as standard equipment to all new Netspace broadband customers. --ENDS -- Media Enquiries: For interviews and product requests contact Caroline Shawyer at THE PR GROUP. Tel: 0401 496 334, Email: caroline@prgroup.com.au About Netspace Established in 1992, Netspace has grown to become one of Australia's longest established Internet Service Providers and broadband specialist that is 100% Australian owned and operated. Headquartered in Melbourne and with a local presence in Western Australia and Tasmania, Netspace provides broadband, dial-up Internet and web hosting services to Australian homes and small businesses. For more information, please visit: www.netspace.net.au About NetComm NetComm is Australia's leading provider of broadband solutions with a commanding position across the key markets of DSL, wireless, routing, high-speed networking and digital surveillance systems. The company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: NTC).