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Houses linked up in Tassie NBN: photos

ZDNet Australia has obtained some more photographs of the National Broadband Network roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

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Topic: Networking
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1 of 17 Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet

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A cable box set under a house's eaves

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2 of 17 Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet

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The box is linked to the street's fibre via a connection point on the house.

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If you're lucky, your house might have a j-bar.

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Overhead fibre is great! Fibre multi-port and drop are on the left, aerial PSTN copper on the right.

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This sign has become very prevalent.

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In some cases, where fibre is blowing around in the wind, it's even a useful sign.

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This is a fibre distribution hub, next to a pit.

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No prizes for guessing what's inside this pit.

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A peek inside the hub.

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A testing truck.

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This was one of the locations considered for the Scottsdale fibre exchange. It was decided that it was too close to the football goals. No one wanted people coming in to fetch balls from around the enclosure.

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This was another possible location, but the council didn't want to sell the land.

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It ended up behind the church. Can you spot it?

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If you couldn't see it, here's a close up.

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Warnings abound.

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At least the church seems to have a sense of humour.

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The central part of the main street was one of the lucky areas to have its cabling underground.

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