Trench warfare can’t fix Turnbull’s NBN

The Coalition’s broadband plan still hasn’t addressed overseas FTTN failures, competition concerns around vectoring or critical operation and maintenance cost issues.

The great irony of Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt yesterday to salvage a remnant of credibility following the disastrous release of his party’s broadband-lite manifesto is that he is guilty of the very crime he has levelled at every critic (and they are numerous): apparently, said critics have rusted themselves on to old arguments supporting the benefits of a national, ubiquitous and scalable open access network to reverse decades of entrenched inequity in broadband accessibility.



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