NBN Co announces construction winners for first release sites
NBN Co Limited today announced successful and preferred contractors who it will work with to construct the passive optical fibre in the five first release sites.
Three organisations have been awarded construction contracts for three of the five first release sites being Silcar Pty Ltd, Armidale NSW, Transfield Services, Minnamurra/Kiama Downs, NSW and ETSA Utilities, the South Australian power distribution network operator in Willunga.
In the fourth site, Ergon Energy will construct the passive optical fibre network in Townsville. For the fifth site, Brunswick in Victoria, NBN Co is in discussions with Telstra on the potential design and construction solutions that may be possible making use of the Telstra infrastructure.
NBN Co Chief Executive Officer, Mike Quigley said: "We will be offering free fibre-to-the-premises connections to home and business owners in the first release sites."
"Premises will then be NBN ready when retail service providers start to use our network to offer high-speed broadband services," he said.