A relative newcomer to the broadband market, NuSkope, launched in 2007, had its beginnings more than a decade ago with two teenage internet gamers – Michael Blake and Adam Barszcz - building their own wireless connection across Adelaide to overcome a personal black spot area.
Blake and Barszcz, successful with their ‘experiment’ in 1999 - had neighbours demanding the same service – and that marked the beginning of the business as a serious venture. By 2002 they had sites connected across 25 kilometres in Adelaide and registered as an ISP - subsequently forming ACMNET with about 100 customers in 2005 - and going full time into the business in 2007 and establishing NuSkope as a specialist wireless networking provider.
Announcing the entry into the ADSL market, co-founder Mchael Blake, now NuSkope Operations Manager, said the company was pitching ADSL2+ plans for people wanting “good value and reliable service and we are targeting the important family and student market where we have done so much work with black spot fixes.”
NuSkope’s launch special includes a promotional offer to customers of more than double the data - $39.95 for 50 GB and $49.95 for 200GB - for signing up before the end of this year, and with customers able to keep that deal for the duration of their contract.
The entry-level hardware bundle comprises a free Billion BiPAC 7700N Wi-Fi router modem, and for higher level packages NuSkope includes the newly released Billion BiPAC 7800VDPX or the AVM FRITZ!Box 7270 at $69 on 12 and 24 month contracts, with Other modems provided at reduced prices, including the AVM FRITZ!Box 7390 for $99.
Today, according to Blake, NuSkope Internet has about 80 percent saturation at Mawson Lakes, one of Adelaide’s fastest growing suburbs, “particularly with apartment buildings where multiple users are able to access the same wireless receiver unit.”
And, now NuSkope has its own data centre, built in 2007 and offers services, including NBN, backed by Nextgen and Pipe Networks.