WIN! First photos of NBN Co manhole covers

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WIN! First photos of NBN Co manhole covers

iTnews readers come through with the goods.

Ladies and Gentlemen, how good is crowdsourcing?

This morning we asked readers if they had seen any NBN Co manhole covers to complete our "Walking history of Australian Telecommunications" gallery.

Along came one Scott Pearce with these two snaps of NBN Co manhole covers taken in Scottsdale, Tasmania, a pre-release site that was fitted out a few months back.

Source: Scott Pearce/Andrew Connor
Source: Scott Pearce/Andrew Connor

We have sent Scott a few bottles of wine for his troubles (we are a bit short of schwag after our recent office relocation. And wine is far more useful than schwag in any case).

Once we had heard from Scott, we put out the call for some shots taken on the Australian mainland, and got an email from another Scott - this one Scott Brown from Aitkenvale in Queensland - a first release site.

Whilst it looks more like a buried esky than a manhole cover, I think we can now say we have a photo from the Australian mainland too!

Source: Scott Brown, Aitkenvale QLD

Source: Scott Brown, Aitkenvale QLD

Scott also sent us through an image which shows what the NBN fibre points looks like once attached to a telegraph pole... this is what at least one in four Australian streets will look like within a decade.

Source: Scott Brown, Aitkenvale QLD
Source: Scott Brown, Aitkenvale QLD

Seen anything else out there of interest? Simply email us with your snaps.

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