Monday, August 09, 2010

Australia - Opposition plans to sell off the National Broadband Network, replacing it with a much cheaper alternative

[abc] The Coalition has confirmed it will sell off Tasmania's National Broadband Network infrastructure if elected.

The Federal Opposition has unveiled its $6 billion alternative to Labor's NBN in Canberra today.

Communications spokesman Tony Smith says the plan is cheaper and will be driven by competition.

"On Tasmania, what we've said is clearly we're winding up NBN but fibre that's there and the infrastructure that's there, we'll be selling that to the private sector so they can run services," he said.

The NBN has so far been rolled out in three Tasmanian towns; Midway Point, Scottsdale and Smithton in the far north-west.

Opposition to sell off Tasmania's NBN

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