It was a week dominated by the to-and-fro between construction companies, the National Broadband Network Company and media outlets. So just what happened with the NBN this week?
The Australian Financial Review reported statements from sources that claimed NBN construction contract winners Silcar and Transfield were frustrated by the progress of the network roll-out and how the delay was preventing the companies from sending workers to other projects. The two companies are reportedly so frustrated that they won’t be tendering for more work with NBN Co in the future. [Australian Financial Review]
The Australian reported Silcar’s denial of the AFR report. [The Australian]
NBN Co then denied that it was having issues with contractors because of the delayed rollout. [Australian Financial Review]
NBN Co was called on to release more accurate figures on the roll-out of the network. [Sydney Morning Herald]
And to cap it all off, the town from last week’s wrap-up that refused to have an NBN tower installed nearby will now have to live with satellite. [ZDNet Australia]