I am one of the first 20 users of a new broadband internet provider. I have had just installed a new Broadband Over Powerline (BPL). It is so far 2x faster then my existing Broadband (512k) and seems to work very well at the moment. System is using existing powerlines to send broadband signal. It is under a trial in NSW's few selected suburbs at the moment and it may be available to the public at the end of the year. It is installed by Country Energy and Freshtel. I will keep you posted how it goes. PS I also got a free VoIP phone. It works as well -so far . Only 10c anywhere in Australia. No time limit.