In an attempt to jump-start the National Broadband Network rollout, new contracts awarded by NBN are now performance-based.
Five of the new contracts have been signed by Downer, Transfield, Visionstream, Fulton Hogan and WBHO to add four million new premises the network by 2020.
Fibre-to-the-Node (FttN), Fibre-to-the-Basement (FttB) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) make up the technologies included in the new contracts.
Satellite and pre-existing Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) networks make up the other major NBN technologies.
NBN says the contracts focus on three key areas - safety, quality and volume.
Contractors cannot proceed to new geographical areas before they have completed areas they have already started.
The current Coalition multi-technology NBN policy replaced the FttP and satellite-based NBN policy by Labor. It too was criticised for slow progress, leading the Coalition to shift the rollout to other technologies.
The new performance-based contract model follows a re-branding of the government-run company managing the overall rollout itself, going from NBN Co to nbn™.
No new details for rollout dates for specific locations were released.
You can find out if your area is receiving the NBN soon, here.