Seeing the sense in Turnbull's NBN

Given taxpayers' commitment to the national broadband network, calls for the Coalition to abandon it are misguided. Sticking to Turnbull's plan remains the most sensible and least costly option for all.

It might be tempting to argue that it would be better to bury the vision of a national broadband network than to push ahead with the Abbott government’s ‘inferior’ version. But the reality is that taxpayers are already too deeply committed to the project to abandon it.

The question of whether the NBN should be abandoned and left to the private sector was posed today by my colleague Rob Burgess (Time to scrap the NBN?, December 18), who bemoans the loss of the "unique benefits" of Labor’s NBN.

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