End of an Era

Webzone is one of Australia's oldest independent internet service provider having provided internet services for over 18 years.

Over the past few years Webzone has been faced with rising operating costs, increasing customer payment defaults, increasingly costly Federal Government regulations and a business playing field that favours the largest ISPs and this is combined with the aggressive and predatory pricing tactics of these large players.

Webzone has always been a not-for-profit community focused business. It has provided employment opportunities and internet services to the community on a non-commercial basis. However after 18 years of doing so, Webzone has to face the realities of a changing marketplace.

Effective from 1 June 2013, Webzone will no longer be offering services to new residential customers. Webzone will continue a a provider of technology solutions to its commercial customers but will no longer be operating as an ISP for residential customers. We will continue to provide services to existing residential customers to avoid any interruption to their services as they transition to another service provider.

It has been a major achievement for Webzone to survive for over 18 years under one owner whilst hundreds of other ISP's have disappeared. However the final straw for Webzone is the Federal Government TCP Code Compliance Framework which imposes additional compliance costs on Webzone making it impractical to continue providing residential services on a non-commercial basis when the National Broadband Network is just around the corner.

Thank you for your support over the past 18 years.
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