Turnbull bets utility over bling in the NBN bout

Malcolm Turnbull has proposed a financially more prudent and far more pragmatic NBN which could equal the technological capacity of Labor's at a $12.7 billion discount, albeit a decade later.

Ultimately the difference between Stephen Conroy’s national broadband network and Malcolm Turnbull’s boils down to the 'vision thing' – and the best part of $15 billion, or perhaps far more.

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