[AusNOG] Brisbane gets "NBN" early??

Paul Brooks pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au
Fri Oct 15 10:03:43 EST 2010

  On 14/10/2010 7:46 PM, Brent Paddon wrote:
> http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/we-cant-wait-for-nbn-superfast-broadband-for-brisbane-20101014-16kvr.html 
> Supposedly rolling out from early next year.  No other details yet.  Anyone know of 
> the firm involved?

The original announcements in 2009 were for a group called 'H20 Networks' as an 
offshoot of the i3 group, which is a UK firm specialising in sewer deployments.

see http://www.h2o-networks.com/ for the UK parent firm, and 
http://www.h2onetworks.com.au/ for the Australian (Brisbane) website.

H2O networks have been doing this a while around the world, and been reported on in 
Australia back to 2008:


and from 2006 when they first announced their Fibre Optical Underground Sewer System - 
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-153766470.html (can't find the full announcement)

It all seems to be the brainchild of one Elfed Thomas who talks about it here 
http://lifestyle.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=11352, who is also CEO of i3 Group 
(or was in July 2010), so i3 and H20 networks appears to be fairly interchangable.

 From the reading I've done, it looks like an i3/H20 proposal after much lobbying and 
demonstrations being given permission to build and pay for the network, rather than an 
initiaitive driven by BCC.


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