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Down the sewer to inspect Geo's fibre

The fibre broadband company Geo took ZDNet UK down an east London sewer to inspect the cabling it uses to deliver high-capacity connectivity to the capital's businesses

May 28, 2011 by David Meyer

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NBN Armidale launch: photos

The National Broadband Network (NBN) was officially launched at Armidale today by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Independent MP Tony Windsor.

May 17, 2011 by ZDNet Australia Staff

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NBN Co visits Prysmian fibre factory: pics

Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems was awarded a contract of up to $300 million this week to supply fibre-optic cables for the National Broadband Network (NBN). NBN Co head Mike Quigley visited the company's Dee Why factory after the announcement.

January 19, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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NBN roll-out in action: Kiama

Work is well underway in putting fibre in the ground of the first mainland roll-out sites for the Federal Government's $37.5 billion National Broadband Network project. ZDNet Australia took a trip to one of the sites to see how the project was unfolding.

January 9, 2011 by

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CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.

December 7, 2010 by

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Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.

November 11, 2010 by

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Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.

August 17, 2010 by Colin Ho

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Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

May 13, 2010 by Ben Grubb

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