With the recently spate of announcements by the Government on the NBN in Tasmania we can finally start to seem things happening.

The Prime Minister on Saturday announced the communities of Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point will be the first to receive optical fibre broadband connections in the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Tasmania. It was on all the news channels that evening with him holding some fibre cable.

According to their press release nearly 5000 premises in the region will be connected to the network capable of delivering speeds of 100 megabits per second – representing the first stage of the National Broadband Network rollout will deliver wholesale-only, open access broadband network services in the second quarter of 2010.

The Prime Minister also announced Mr Doug Campbell AM as Chair of the new Tasmanian company, and Mr Mike Quigley as the Executive Chair and CEO of the National company. I wonder if this means Alcatel (Quigley was for former COO of Alcatel) will get the gig for being the equipment vendor?


At 04 August, 2009 13:24 Ulrich Family said...

This is promising, however with the leadup to the election in particular, I can only see marginal seats seeing any work on the NBN. If you are in a safe labour seat, the wait could be alot longer than you think.
Sorry to be so cynical, however I think I could be close to the mark.


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