[LINK] Does the NBN bring redundancy?

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Oct 5 18:25:48 AEDT 2011

On 5/10/11 3:46 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 01:24, Richard Chirgwin<rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au>  wrote:
>> The long-haul exception is where Telstra is the only operator of a
>> long-haul fibre. The NBN operator is allowed to build its own fibre in
>> that case.
> Thanks Richard.
> Being allowed to is nice. So, has it? (Built an alternate fibre in
> cases where Telstra was the only long-haul fibre operator to a given
> city or region?)
> FC
No need yet. Remember, we're still only in the early trial sites. I 
would need to double-check, but I believe that all the current trial 
sites are in places where the long-haul fibre is "contested".

There is a separate project, the Regional Backbone Blackspots Program, 
which is rolling out long-haul fibre connections to under-served locations:


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