NBN Co "stabilising" the rollout process: Greg Adcock

NBN website will now display areas where “Build Preparation” is taking place

NBN Co is letting Australians know earlier when the National Broadband Network is coming as it attempts to stabilise the troubled rollout.

The rollout maps on the NBN website will now display the areas in the fixed line foot footprint where “Build Preparation” is taking place. These areas are shaded green on the map. They signify that contractors in built-up (or brownfields) areas are carrying out pre-construction activities – for instance readying Telstra’s pits and pipes for use by NBN Co – ahead of the physical construction of the NBN. NBN Co Chief Operating Officer, Greg Adcock, said the goal is to provide clarity. “We are stabilising the NBN rollout and have reviewed the underlying data," he said.

"That gives us the confidence to be able to provide greater clarity about work underway across Australia. Adcock said the new measure let families and businesses know earlier on in the rollout process that the NBN was coming, so they could start exploring how they might take advantage of high-speed broadband. “Build Preparation” is currently underway for approximately 167,000 homes and businesses in the NBN brownfields footprint," he said.

Construction contracts for the physical build of the network (“Build Commenced”) have been issued for a further 290,000 brownfields premises. There are 195,000 families and businesses with an active NBN connection across all access technologies. “Build Preparation” takes place after the commencement of design phase, which includes the preparation of maps, surveying, and rodding and roping, but before the start of the physical build (“Build Commenced”). The design phase is not displayed on the map.

Read More:

FILL IN THE SURVEY - AND YOU COULD BE A WINNER: ARN wants to hear from YOU. Tell us how you run a successful business and you could win an adrenaline-fuelled adventure of your choice. COMPLETE THE ARN SURVEY.

Tags Malcolm TurnbullfibreNBN Co Chief Operating OfficerGreg AdcockNBNbroadbandTelstra

More about NBN CoTelstra CorporationTelstra Corporation

ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article

Comments

Comments are now closed

 

Latest News

04:08PM
Exclusive: HP EVP lays out strategy at HP World Tour 2014 (+51 photos)
03:55PM
Security Operations Centre in Sydney to grow into APJ hub: Symantec
12:47PM
Federal government injects $8.4 billion to NBN
11:57AM
Fibre, Ethernet key to Vocus’ $13.6m record profit
More News
28 Aug
CA IT Leaders Forum ’14 Canberra
29 Aug
CA Expo ’14 Perth
08 Sep
ITIL Foundation (incl. Exam)
10 Sep
CPX 2014
View all events