Statement on Tasmanian NBN Rollout
A report in today's Launceston Examiner that the Coalition has “backflipped on NBN commitments” is untrue.
As stated to TasICT in May: “We intend to honour existing contracts – the alternative would be to breach them and that is a course we would not countenance”.
This is not just a commitment to honour contracts where construction is under way – but all contracts which have been entered into.
The statement in the ‘Economic Growth Plan for Tasmania’ that the NBN rollout will be completed by 2019 under the Coalition refers to the mainland rollout and is not specific to Tasmania.