By Craig Zammit

MELBOURNE: Wireless broadband supplier, Unwired Australia, has expanded its Melbourne coverage area, doubling its previous coverage by activating three towers in Brighton East, Cheltenham and North Melbourne.

“This is an important milestone for Unwired and means an additional 104,000 Melbourne homes can now enjoy the convenience of Unwired’s wireless broadband services,” said Unwired CEO, David Spence.

Gaining coverage of Unwired’s wireless broadband service, where it was previously unavailable, is Brighton, Brighton East, Elsternwick, Cheltenham, Cheltenham East, Cheltenham North, Garden Vale, Ripponlea, Bentleigh, McKinnon, Ormond and parts of Braeside, Keysbourgh and Waterways.

The new sites form part of Unwired’s second phase of its Melbourne roll-out, after towers in Melbourne CBD, South Yarra and South Melbourne went live earlier in 2006.

“Consumers today are demanding value for money, simplicity and flexibility in all aspects of their lives, and as phone line rental increases and more people move away from fixed home phones to cheaper capped mobile phone plans, Unwired becomes the obvious internet choice.

“With Unwired broadband and a mobile phone, customers can have a complete communications solution that they can use where-ever, when-ever they like,” said Spence.