Launch of the Coalition Broadband Policy

April 9, 2013

The Coalition launched our policy to deliver the National Broadband Network sooner, at less cost to taxpayers and more affordably to consumers (you can read the policy or the background papers here).

Labor's management of the NBN rollout is failing -- Stephen Conroy originally forecast the NBN fibre would pass 1.3 million houses by June 30 and now the company will be lucky to get to 15 per cent of that target.

Our policy will allow the NBN to use a variety of technologies to get the job done, including fibre to the node.  This approach is used by companies across the world - like AT&T and BT - to ensure upgrades are conducted in a more cost effective way.

Our modelling shows that our approach will save consumers up to $300 a year by 2021 on the average Internet bill.

You can watch the launch online below:

Our answers to Frequently Asked Questions are here and they will be updated and expanded regularly so keep checking on them.

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