NBN Satellite Launch Contract Signed

From the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy:  NBN Co has signed a contract for the launch of two next-generation satellites to deliver high-speed broadband to Australians living in rural and remote areas.

“The contract is the final step needed to ensure that the NBN’s long-term satellite service is available to people living in rural and remote Australia from mid-2015,” Senator Conroy said.

“The contract was awarded to European consortium, Arianespace, after an extensive procurement process. Arianespace has an impressive track record in launching satellites, completing 53 successful launches in a row,” Senator Conroy said.

“Once launched, NBN Co’s two next generation satellites will deliver fast, reliable and affordable broadband speeds of 25 mbps download and 5 mbps upload.

“The two satellites will be launched separately in 2015 from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.”

Further information is available on the NBN Co website at: www.nbnco.com.au

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