Adam Internet

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Adam Internet Pty Ltd.
Industry Telecommunications
Fate Integrated into iiNet
Founded Adelaide, South Australia (1992)
Headquarters Adelaide, South Australia
Products Broadband
Data Centre
Number of employees
180 est. (2012)
Parent TPG

Adam Internet was an Australian Internet service provider that services residents, businesses and government departments primarily within South Australia.


Originally founded in 1986 as the Adelaide Amiga club, Adam Internet grew out of the original bulletin board system of the Adelaide Amiga User Group.[1] The bulletin board was set up in 1987 and was originally run by the user group, but was co-opted by its sysop, Greg Hicks. In 1989 it transformed into a commercial multi-line TBBS-based bulletin board, which, at the time, was the largest bulletin board system in the southern hemisphere, and for many years was the most popular in Australia. With 100 staff members,[2] and a customer base of 80,000+[3] in 2009 Adam Internet held 35% of South Australia's Internet market.

Adam Internet provides a range of separately metered services at no extra charge,[4] some of these services being operated by Adam directly, examples including: a gaming community – 3FL, which operates a range of servers for various games; ABC iView; and file servers – FileArena, which hosts a large file repository containing (but not limited to) games, Linux distributions, streaming of various radio stations including local youth radio station Fresh 92.7, and a Tucows mirror.

In July 2012, Adam Internet celebrated their 25th anniversary, updating the company logo to reflect this achievement.

In August 2012, Adam Internet announced that their Managing Director, Scott Hicks, would be leaving the company.[5]

In August 2013, Adam Internet signs deal for take over from iiNet.

In December 2015, Adam Internet is disbanded, services and existing customers are moved onto iiNet.


  • Adam Internet launches the AdamMax network, a WiMAX product: November 2009 in an Australian first, local provider Adam internet has secured a $3 million contract with the State Government to eliminate blackspots in the metropolitan area.[3][6]


  1. ^ LeMay, Renai (5 February 2010). "Friday Five: Adam Internet's Scott Hicks". Delimiter. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Tredrea, Alexandra (2 January 2008). "Clocking up the hours." (PDF). The Advertiser, South Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "Adam Internet, Australia" (PDF) (Press release). Alvarion. 
  4. ^ "Unmetered Content | Adam Internet". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Adam Internet MD departs.". ZDNet. 
  6. ^ Stewart, Frances (14 August 2009). "Adam Internet to overcome blackspots for 55,000 users". AdelaideNOW, 

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