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NBN Co beats 2012 construction target - by 26,592

NBN Co beats 2012 construction target - by 26,592

Commences or completes construction in areas covering 784,592 premises

NBN Co exceeded its target - by 26,592 - to have construction commenced or completed in areas covering 758,000 premises before the end of 2012.

NBN Co CEO, Mike Quigley, said, “The National Broadband Network [NBN] is an ambitious project which requires the efforts of many people working cooperatively towards a common goal.

"To have achieved our year-end target is a clear indication that the NBN project is ramping up to full volume rollout."

He said by working closely together to achieve the year-end outcome, NBN CO's network planning and design team, contract managers and construction partners had established the settings to reach the peak rollout target of passing over 6000 premises a day by 2015.

To date, NBN Co has contracted with four construction companies to build the local network through the streets. They are:

  • Silcar - NSW, Queensland and the ACT
  • Visionstream - Tasmania
  • Transfield – Victoria
  • Syntheo (a Lend Lease/Service Stream joint venture) – Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia

NBN Co's next goal is an end of June target of 286,000 premises passed over.

The Acting Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Kim Carr, said, “In February last year, Malcolm Turnbull expressed disbelief at this ambitious target. He told Sky News that it was ‘an extraordinary promise’ and that ‘there’ll be a lot of admiration’ for NBN Co if it was achieved.

“It’s not often I get to acknowledge Mr Turnbull’s prescience, but I’m delighted the opportunity has arisen for him to fulfil his commitment – I look forward to him praising NBN Co’s achievement."

Carr said, the ramp up of NBN construction activity will continue in 2013.

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