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NBN Co "stabilising" the rollout process: Greg Adcock

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.

Read more: Central Coast NBN Fibre-to-the-Node trial delivers 105 Mbps

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.

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