Inside Corning's NBN cable manufacturing plant

May 14, 2012 8:19 AM
Filed under Communications

Conroy launches Victorian facility.

Communications minister Stephen Conroy has launched a new cable manufacturing facility in Victoria that will supply optical fibre for the National Broadband Network.

The ribbon cable manufacturing facility is located in Clayton, Victoria and owned by NBN supplier Corning Cable Systems.

According to Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean, Corning had committed to spending more than $40 million on its Clayton operations, hiring up to 400 more workers when the NBN rollout hits its peak.

Conroy said the Corning Cable jobs were “part of the 16,000 to 18,000 direct Australian jobs” created by the NBN.

“The Gillard Government’s investment in the NBN is bringing 21st century manufacturing jobs to Australia,” he said.

“This is a great example of how the NBN is creating high-skill jobs and laying the foundation for new and innovative Australian industries.”

 
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