Telstra to Trial FTTP in Point Cook
Telstra has announced a trial service in Point Cook of fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology, and has invited NBN Co to act as an observer on the project.
Telstra’s trial is set to be completed by May 2010.
FTTP technology will be used by Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). Instead of employing existing copper cables to deliver broadband to the home, the NBN uses a fibre optic cable connected directly to the premises from the exchange.
Telstra’s upgrade will provide opportunity for around 1,500 residential customers to have Telstra replace their copper access with fibre, which will provide fast broadband services.
Upon completion of the FTTP project, Point Cook residents will be able to take up a fibre services or choose to simply retain their existing copper line.
For more information visit www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media
(Story from: www.mmv.vic.gov.au, 22 December 2009)