Brisbane’s first NBN fibre optic cable installed

National Broadband Network Co has installed the first fibre optic cable in a Brisbane suburb as part of the widespread rollout of the NBN.

The local fibre, which links an exchange at Zillmere Road to homes and businesses throughout Aspley and surrounding suburbs, was hauled in Summerfield and Petanne Streets.

“Aspley is the first suburb in Brisbane where fibre hauling is taking place and shows that work is underway to build the network,” National Broadband Network (NBN) Co spokesperson Darren Rudd said.

“Construction work has already commenced on rolling out the NBN to around 100,000 homes and businesses in Queensland, including around 6,800 premises in parts of Aspley.

“Construction is set to have commenced or be completed for around 678,000 homes and businesses across Queensland by mid-2015.

“In parts of Aspley we’re aiming for construction to wrap up in early 2013, which means homes and businesses are expected to be able to connect to services over the NBN shortly after.

“In addition to the work underway to connect parts of Aspley, work is under planning or construction in the following suburbs: Zillmere, Nudgee, Banyo, Northgate, Nundah, Ascot, Hendra, Hamilton and Eagle Farm. NBN Co is aiming for construction in those suburbs to be completed during 2013,” said Mr Rudd.

Additionally, NBN construction crews have hauled some of the first NBN fibre optic cable in the Toowoomba area, 130 km west of Brisbane.

“Fibre construction work has commenced on approximately 15,640 premises across Toowoomba and surrounding areas,” Mr Rudd said.

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