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Optus Exec Ready For ‘A New Dawn’

By | August 27, 2004

      Warren Hardy, managing director of Optus Wholesale and Satellite, is optimistic that his company’s recently launched satellite broadband product will prove to be a hit in rural and remote Australia, and he’s proclaimed the offering “a watershed” for satellite down under.

      Hardy told Satellite Today, “It heralds a new dawn, not just for satellite, but also for satellite services in Australia because we are now offering a product that has traditionally been seen as very government and corporate focused. It really opens the floodgates, saying that anyone with reasonable means can afford satellite capability.”

      The lowest-cost package bills at $53.20 a month with a download speed of 256 Kbps. Coupled with a government subsidy of installation costs, the broadband satellite product aims to be affordable to most households.

      An exclusive in-depth interview with Warren Hardy can be found in the Aug. 30 issue of Satellite News. For more information about subscribing to Access Intelligence’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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