Sunday, March 25, 2012

Australia's NBN Awards A$300 Million for Tasmanian Construction

Visionstream Australia, part of the Leighton Holdings Limited group of companies, has been awarded a contract valued at up to A$300 million over four years by Australia's National Broadband Network. Under the contract, Visionstream will replace copper telephone lines with fibre optic lines in cities, towns and suburbs covering around 200,000 homes and businesses across Tasmania. The contract is expected to see the creation of up to 800 new jobs at the peak of the rollout

Plans have already been announced to roll the NBN out to 91,300 Tasmanian homes and businesses. Of these, the NBN is currently being rolled out to an area covering 11,300 premises in the state. The network is already up and running in an area covering 4000 premises in Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point of which close to 700 are using NBN services.