NBN Co and Telstra have inked a $150 deal that will deliver fibre-to-the-node technology to more than 200,000 premises.
The deal will see Telstra rollout about 1000 nodes in Queensland and NSW, in the areas of Gympie, Bundaberg, Warner and Hamilton.
The agreement is an interim step while NBN Co, Telstra and the government finalise changes to the existing definitive agreements covering Telstra's participation in the NBN, according to an Australian Financial Review report.
The pilot is not expected to have an impact on the renegotiation NBN Co's $11 billion access agreement with Telstra.
The new comes as NBN Co updates its website.
The changes include a new design to make it easier for families and business to find out when the NBN is coming, improved navigational tools and better organisation of content for wholesale customers and builders, electrical contractors and building developers as well as Councils.
An announcement later today from the government and Telstra is expected to shed more light on the details of the pilot.