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NBN hunting for long-term solution to lightning frying FttC equipment – ZDNet

Australian government-owned broadband wholesaler has a series of temporary measures in place as it looks for a permanent solution to fried FttC modems and units….

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The company responsible for the National Broadband Network told Senate Estimates on Friday it was looking for a permanent solution to lightning strikes taking out fibre to the curb (FttC) equipment.
“Over the last few months, through some significant storm events, we saw higher-than-expected fault numbers on our FTTC network in particular geographies,” NBN CEO Stephen Rue said.
“We quickly set up a group within our engineering team to investigate…

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