NBN Co, the federal government’s executor of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has awarded a contract to Visionstream to roll out fibre optic broadband in Victoria, Queensland and southern New South Wales from the NBN exchange to the box outside the home.
Visionstream has been selected in NBN Co’s contract worth $334 million over the next two years to link the exchange dubbed as the fibre access node (FAN) all the way to the box outside the home to make it ready to connect to the network when the occupants order a service from their chosen provider.
According to NBN Co, Visionstream’s work on the rollout will add to the existing NBN construction efforts of Silcar in NSW and Queensland and Transfield in Victoria.
The company has a track record with NBN Co in the rollout of the fibre network as it was previously involved with NBN construction in established communities in Tasmania and in new developments in Victoria and Queensland.
Drawing from its extensive experience in the design, construction and maintenance of telecommunications networks, the company is also building the first stage of the NBN transit network. This network is designed to connect communities to the network via rings of backbone fibre-optic cables.
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