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10 May 2012
By David Piltz
May
10
2012

5000th Customer migration achieved in the Fibre to South Brisbane project

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I am pleased to say that last Friday Telstra passed an important milestone on the Fibre to South Brisbane project, connecting the 5000th customer to the new fibre network.

A construction crew preparing to install a pit.This means more than half the services to be migrated under the project have now been connected, with these customers now having the ability to access high speed telecommunications services.

The new fibre to the premise (FTTP) network is being installed as the South Brisbane exchange is being closed to make way for the new Queensland Children’s Hospital. Rather than relocating the exchange and all the equipment in it, Telstra has chosen to upgrade its copper network in the area to high- speed fibre optic cable.

11 months into the construction the team has laid 250 kilometres of cable which is roughly the distance from Brisbane to Maryborough! The new network now passes more than 11000 premises and to date has involved digging in approximately 26 kilometres of conduit and the installation of 1550 new pits.

With 80% of the exchange area now passed by optical fibre cable the construction component of the Project is tracking on schedule,  I am pleased to say that  the team is on track to complete the migration by the end of the year.

If you have any questions regarding your connection in South Brisbane I encourage you to call 1800 336 334, speak with your service provider or visit fibretosouthbrisbane.com.au

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