7 March 2012: Today the Definitive Agreements between NBN Co and Telstra come into force. This is another key milestone in delivering the National Broadband Network and giving all Australians access to the infrastructure that will boost our future prosperity. The Definitive Agreements pave the way for the NBN to be built more efficiently and with faster take-up, higher revenues, lower and more reliable costs and less use of overhead cabling.
This will mean the reuse of existing infrastructure, avoiding infrastructure duplication and resulting in less disruption for communities. Importantly, the delivery of Telstra’s infrastructure information under the Agreements removes one of the last impediments for the full-scale rollout of the NBN, allowing NBN Co to continue ramping up construction activity.
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