Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2209..
(6) Yes. Customers will only pay for those services that they access and, as such, the charges will be less as they do not include television and videoon-demand and the infrastructure costs are lower.
(7) Not applicable, see answer (6) above.
(8) TransACT is currently undertaking research and testing the provision of television/video services over the ADSL technology. TransACT remains optimistic, but cannot guarantee an outcome at this time.
(9) TransACT has rolled out fibre optic cabling to the following suburbs:
Ainslie, Aranda, Barton, Braddon, Calwell, Campbell, Chapman, Chifley, Chisholm, Curtin, Deakin, Dickson, Downer, Duffy, Farrer, Fisher, Forrest, Garran, Gilmore, Giralang, Griffith, Hackett, Hawker, Higgins, Holder, Holt, Hughes, Isabella Plains, Kaleen, Kambah North, Kambah South, Kingston, Latham, Lyneham, Lyons, MacGregor, Mawson, Monash, Narrabundah, O'Connor, Oxley, Pearce, Red Hill, Reid, Richardson, Rivett, Scullin, Stirling, Theodore, Torrens, Turner, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Watson, Weston, Yarralumla.
Of these suburbs, the majority use VDSL technology, as described in the answer to (1) above.
The suburbs of Fadden, Macarthur, Gowrie, Monash, Chisholm, Gilmore, Richardson, Isabella Plains, Theodore and Calwell use ADSL technology.
(10) I am advised that TransACT has no plans to cease the use of fibre optic cable technologies. Furthermore, the use of ADSL technology, under which the fibre will no longer be taken as far into the network as previously, allows access to all Canberra suburbs. I understand that TransACT plans to roll out fibre optic cabling into all suburbs, however, a final schedule for the remaining areas has not yet been developed.
(11) No, the roll out in Tuggeranong employs the use of ADSL technology, which currently delivers telephony and high-speed data. Television/video services will be provided if the technology is capable of doing so, in the future.
(12) ACTEW has advised me that TransACT has not decided to cease rolling out optic fibre cable across the ACT. TransACT is a private company operating in a highly competitive market. For this reason, assurances can not be given, however, I am advised by ACTEW that there are many reasons to be optimistic about its future prosperity.
(Question No 1427)
Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 30 March 2004:
In relation to the speed limit on Monaro Highway at its intersection with Lanyon Drive: