National Broadband Network rollout begins

The National Broadband Network will begin being rolled out this month.

Melbourne-based Corning Cable will begin the rollout in Tasmania later this month. Approximately 5,000 homes in Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point will be connected.

Speaking to a dinner congregation of Tasmanian businesses, Harold Mitchell, executive chairman of Mitchell Communication Group said:

“Tasmania is at the premium end of this proposition and about to take the lead with the remarkable opportunity of first mover advantage with the roll out of the National Broad Band Network.”

This will be the first move in the $43 billion eight-year plan to deliver the market changing network.