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Photos: Here's how the NBN looks on your street
So what does getting your street hooked up to the national broadband network actually involve? These photos, which Whirlpool user Sambo9 has courteously given us permission to republish here, show an NBN-install in detail. Images and captions are copyrighted to Sambo9.
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May 17, 2011
Fibre lead-in installation underway
Fibre termination point installed Albert Street, Brunswick.
Lead-in cables being installed
Inside a FDH on Blair Street, Brunswick.
NBN update letter page2
NBN update letter page1
Colonel Gadaffi throws his weight behind the NBN.
tight fit check out how much fibre is coiled in this pit on corner of Lygon and Albert st.
More splicing Splicing van on Blyth St brunswick
Splicing Splicing van on Blyth St brunswick
Another new FDH Yet another FDH - this time on Albert st, about 100m west of Lygon st.
Zero day fdh at the park end of Blair St. No graffiti yet! I give it 3 days max.
black fibre Fibre end with zone terminal plug
Black fibre cross section Sorry for the poor focus - was difficult to take with an iphone!
Black fibre on a reel being pulled into Laura st
black fibre layed out in figure eights ready to be pulled in.
Zone terminal plug.
Anti-junkie pit lid gasket. Seriously. Apparently junkies like to drop their needles down through the pit lid lifting holes - these gaskets have been installed to prevent this.
10-10 12 SME65937 fibre. Anyone know the specs of this cable? I couldn't find them googling.
Zone terminal, corner Laura and Minnie streets It seems double-length pits are necessary to house a zone terminal - I guess the bending radius of the fibre would be too tight in a single pit.
Fibre going into a new FDH Another FDH and double pit going in at the end of Blair st, Brunswick.
More pit and pipe Laura st in stage 2 of pit upgrades. Looks like only a day left of work to complete all pit and pipe works on Laura st.
traffic management Traffic management on Laura st while backhoes do their thing.
pit installation/upgrade Dudes in a pit.
Asbestos A bag of asbestos removed from the old Telstra pit. It was a bit of a fright for me walking outside one morning to see two guys in full white Hazmat suits standing at my front gate!
colourful Fibre separated out into tubes ready for splicing. 26 of these colourful tubes in each blue jacket, with 12 cores inside each tube.
Pit and fibre
All hands on deck Laying up of fibre in preparation for splicing in the van.
A splicing van near Minnie st FDH. Man in van doing some optical splicing.
Zone terminal in-situ A double pit with a zone terminal in it.
Zone terminal in-situ - closeup A double pit with a zone terminal in it. Closeup.
fibre pull Decon and Telstra pulling in Fibre on Albert st, very near the Brunswick exchange on Frith st. Protective anti-friction fabric cable sleeve/sheath shown in lower left hand corner.
1 reel of U312SAUPNY21 please. A roll of the magical blue fibre, Minnie st Brunswick.
Zone terminal A Zone Terminal, as seen sitting in the back of a truck on Minnie st.
FDH A typical beige fibre distribution hub (FDH) cabinet on Minnie st brunswick. These cabinets have no active equipment inside. All passive, hence the P in GPON. As of today, this remains the only one in the area that has NOT been defaced with spray paint graffiti. Ahh, Brunswick. So alternative and tedious at the same time. UPDATE: Just walked back from the shops, and it has now also been hit with graffiti. Nice one, you skinnyjeaned, fixie riding, Rayban wayfaring hipster.
BRUK The epicentre of it all - Brunswick Exchange (BRUK). The NBN Co staff have offices in here too.
A hole in the ground A rather ordinary photo showing the bright blue fibre running in underground ducts. I've noticed they first pull in a sort of fabric sleeve (Update - this is Maxcell low friction sub-duct), within which the fibre is then pulled, presumably to reduce friction and damage to the cable during the drawing-in process.
Fibre. A close up of the marking on the fibre itself. Single-mode, underground rated fibre. 26 tubes, 12 fibres per tube for a total of 312 cores.
Like Santa Claus' sleigh, but better. A fibre laden truck on Glenlyon Road pulling in underground cable.
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