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East Perth-based internet and telecommunications provider iiNet has returned to its acquisition strategy after a more than two-year layover, acquiring fellow Western Australian player Westnet for an $81 million cash payment.
Perth-based internet service provider Westnet has trumped local rivals Amnet and iiNet in taking out the 'Best ISP' prize at the Australian PC Authority Reliability and Service Awards, held in Sydney this week.
Strong growth in the first quarter of the calendar year, a nationwide advertising campaign and the imminent launch of ADSL2+ has ensured 2006 has been a hectic period for internet service provider, Westnet.
RAPID growth and low staff turnover have meant that local Internet service provider WestNet has outgrown its St Georges Terrace offices and is moving to larger premises in Osborne Park.
The new building has been designed by architectural firm Smith and H