Web Counselling extended for kids at Christmas

22 December 2003, 9:00 am

Kids Help Line has extended the availability of real-time web counselling to Saturdays between 10am – 4pm to cater for an expected increase in demand over the Christmas holiday period. “Family togetherness and harmony is what lots of kids really want to talk about over Christmas and we are anticipating this year to be even … Read more

Optus leads the way with Queensland’s SmartNet

18 December 2003, 9:00 am

The Queensland Government today announced Optus as a preferred supplier for the State’s multimillion dollar SmartNet initiative. The five-year agreement will see Optus develop a new network throughout Queensland to deliver competitive data telecommunications to the majority of the Queensland population. Mr Chris Anderson, Chief Executive of Optus, said as the national telecommunications challenger, Optus … Read more

Optus & Quickflix to deliver a new home entertainment service

16 December 2003, 9:00 am

Optus and home entertainment provider Quickflix today announced a marketing alliance to promote online DVD rental to Australian households. Consumer interest in DVDs has exploded in Australia with approximately 50 per cent of households now owning a player. Quickflix, a new Australian venture, will tap into that market. Optus will integrate Quickflix in the OptusNet … Read more

Optus and State Library of Victoria welcome WiFi

15 December 2003, 9:00 am

The State Library of Victoria today became the first public library in the state to offer wireless access to the internet following the installation of Optus’ wireless broadband (WiFi) network. Wireless broadband, or WiFi, offers fast data speeds giving customers in specific locations or hotspots the ability to download information using laptops or personal digital … Read more

Optus delivers mobile coverage to Rutherford and Kurri Kurri

8 December 2003, 9:00 am

Optus is providing enhanced mobile coverage to the townships and surrounds of Rutherford, Telarah and Kurri Kurri following the installation of mobile base stations in Rutherford and Kurri Kurri. Richard Cavill, Owner and Manager of Optus World Greenhills, said Optus was committed to improving coverage and providing increased competition in the Hunter region. “People living, … Read more