NBN Co in build talks with Leighton: report

Summary:The National Broadband Network Company is reportedly talking to Leighton Holdings about constructing the network after stopping negotiations with a bevy of other companies.

The National Broadband Network Company is reportedly talking to Leighton Holdings about constructing the network after stopping negotiations with a bevy of other companies.

The Australian reported today that NBN Co is talking to the construction company about doing work for the entire network.

NBN Co said this morning that it was suspending its tender process indefinitely to find vendors to construct the network because the prices offered were too high.

Kevin Brown told the ABC this morning that it was talking to an "alternative different party".

NBN Co declined to comment on industry speculation about tender outcomes. Leighton could not be reached for comment.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, Legal

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Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for t... Full Bio

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