[LINK] NBN buys dishes

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Jul 12 13:06:20 AEST 2012

NBN signs $280m deal for satellite dishes

Published: July 12, 2012 - 12:54PM

The builder of the national broadband network (NBN) has signed a $280 
million contract with a US-based firm to manufacture satellite dishes 
and other technical equipment.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the contract with NBN Co chief 
executive Mike Quigley in Townsville on Thursday.

ViaSat Inc will build two 13.5 metre-wide satellite antennas for each 
of the NBN's 10 satellite ground stations around Australia, as well 
as 200,000 satellite dishes for households and infrastructure for the 
network's data centres.

The investment would ensure as many as 200,000 homes and businesses 
in some of the remotest parts of Australia were able to access fast, 
affordable and reliable broadband, Ms Gillard said.

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