In a statement, the company said this meant schools and businesses nation-wide would now be able to have fast Internet, mostly with no costs for fibre installation, at prices that were previously only available to their metropolitan competitors.
A number of other telcos have also praised this move by NBN Co.
NBN Co announced on 22 September that it would spend up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres.
TasmaNet chief executive Rob Vernon said the fibre zones would help more Australian benefit from the NBN.
“Businesses outside of the large city CBDs are accustomed to having to put up with limited and over-priced options for critical Internet, phone, and networking services,” he said.
“New NBN Co wholesale pricing means we can deliver a 100/100Mbps connection in regional locations for closer to $400 per month than the $800 per month price previously on offer.
“Access to $0 fibre build costs and CBD pricing for high speed connectivity over a dedicated fibre connection levels the playing field for regional businesses of every size so they can focus on getting back to business and rebuilding their community’s economy.”
TasmaNet said it had connected the first Enterprise Ethernet service in the country.
“Superfast fibre connectivity allows TasmaNet to connect customers in every Australian state from our base in Hobart and we’re passionate about helping other regional organisations unlock their potential with remote working, video conferencing, telehealth, secure offsite backup, and cutting-edge software for business and education,” Vernon said.
“We’re putting together some great value offers so that regional Australia can kick off the shackles of expensive and unreliable Internet and connect to more customers, no matter where they do business.”