Mr Turnbull said maps showing the intended rollout under the previous Labor government were unrealistic.
It was misleading, he said, for Labor to claim 32,000 Tasmanian premises had access to optic fibre-to-the-premise in September last year.
“Many of those premises were not serviceable at all,” he said.
“Labor had a fibre-to-the press-release policy.
“What we have done is ensured that we are not releasing an area, saying an area is ready for service until it actually is.”
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