Fibre manufacturer, Corning Cable Systems, has pledged $40 million to add 300 to 400 jobs in Victoria in preparation for the peak rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The investment will be made to the company’s manufacturing and operations facility in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne. The facility was recently launched by Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, and Minister for Regional Australia, Simon Crean.
Corning is a major supplier of optical fibre cables to NBN Co as part of the $36 billion broadband network rollout.
“This investment in Clayton will provide a great economic and jobs boost for the local and Victorian economies,” Crean said in a statement. “One of the greatest enablers of the regions – for economic diversification, growth and service delivery – is the NBN, and 238 regional centres will have construction of the network as part of the first three-year fibre rollout plan.”