NBN Co selects Visionstream for fibre rollout in eastern states

15 Mar 2013

NBN Co, the company overseeing the construction and management of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has awarded a contract to Visionstream, a subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited, for the rollout of fibre-optic broadband in Victoria, Queensland and southern New South Wales (NSW). In announcing the deal, NBN Co said that the contract is worth up to AUD334 million (USD346 million) over a two-year period, while there are two one-year options to renew. Visionstream is already responsible for the rollout of the NBN in established communities in Tasmania and in new developments in Victoria and Queensland, while it is also building the first stage of the NBN transit network, which connects communities to the network via rings of backbone fibre-optic cables. Commenting on the development, NBN Co chief operating officer Ralph Steffens said: ‘Under the contract announced today the contractor will be responsible for the rollout of the passive network from the fibre access node (FAN) all the way to the box outside the home, making it ready to connect to the network when the occupants order a service from their chosen provider.’

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