South Australia-based ISP, Internode, is installing a point-of-presence (PoP) in Darwin, Northern Territory. The aim is to bring lower broadband service prices and faster speeds to the NT capital. The PoP is expected to be completed by Q1 of 2012.
PoPs are key data exchange sites between customer and broadband networks where a particular ISP installs network equipment. In Internode’s case, it will be putting the equipment in an existing data centre. Internode has a total of 10 PoPs in Australia: One each in Perth, Hobart, Canberra and Brisbane while Adelaide and Melbourne have two each.