in brief The Tasmanian National Broadband Network
Company has started work on constructing the Midway Point fibre
link in the state.
The link will be constructed by local contractor Nu Energy and
national contractor John Holland, with assistance from Marais
Lucas, an Australian joint venture which provides mechanised
trenching technology for building telco and energy links,
according to a statement issued today by the Tasmanian premier and
Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
The project will involve constructing a 7km fibre link between
an Aurora Energy datacentre in Cambridge, a township 14km east of
Hobart and Midway Point, a suburb of Hobart.
It appears as if Marais Lucas is providing a Cleanfast vehicle
to assist with the trench construction and vacuuming of waste
material. Photos and information about the vehicle can be found at
the company's parent site.