Senator Stephen Conroy has announced the first retail service providers to offer high speed broadband and telephone services over a fibre-optic network being built by NBN Co in Tasmania.Primus, Internode, and iiNet are the first three retail service providers announced by Senator Conroy this morning after opening a Proof-of-Concept Test centre in Tasmania.
Senator Conroy said the test centre would provide retail service providers with access to a live environment to test their services as part of the roll out of the National Broadband Network.
“NBN Tasmania remains on track to deliver the first high speed broadband services from July and the new Test Centre will assist in those preparations. It will provide the platform and capability for the service providers to test and refine innovative new services that will be offered to customers as part of the NBN,” said Senator Conroy.
The NBN will be an open access network and NBN Tasmania will work with any and all qualified retail service providers to provide access to the network and connected customers.
“It’s great to see so much interest from retail service providers in offering services in Tasmania and I welcome their support for the National Broadband Network. This shows they see compelling business opportunities in providing Tasmanians with services over the NBN. Strong interest means more competition, more choice, better and more innovative services for Tasmanians.”
“High speed broadband will deliver significant opportunities in Tasmania, and across Australia, and I’m pleased to be able to mark another milestone today,” concluded Conroy.