Something for everyone in the NBN cost-benefit analysis

The need for speed will ultimately determine the NBN’s growth, capacity and cost as well as the demand for technology across rural Australia and major cities.

The 196-page cost-benefit analysis of the national broadband network released yesterday is a very surprising, very convoluted document, and it has something for everyone.

As expected, it allows Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to say his plan for a combination of fibre-to-the-premises and fibre-to-the-node is a better proposition than Labor's entirely FTTP one -- $18.1 billion better.

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