The Telecommunications (Fibre-Ready Facilities in Real Estate Development Projects and Other Matters) Instrument 2011 took effect today.

24 December 2011

The Telecommunications (Fibre-Ready Facilities in Real Estate Development Projects and Other Matters) Instrument 2011 took effect today.

The instrument provides for a number of above ground facilities such as poles to be considered 'fibre-ready' in certain instances. It also provides a number of exemptions to the general rule that new pit and pipe should be fibre-ready. These include where fibre-ready facilities are also installed, or expected to be installed, and where new facilities are a minor supplementation to existing facilities.