While we can argue Australia will now have a second-rate version of a national broadband network, the reality is that with the new $11 billion deal with Telstra inked, this will be as good as it will get for the foreseeable future.
It looks like all parties agree that under this new contract the government’s preferred model, the multi-technology mix, can and will be rolled out.
Telstra however, covered itself with a clause that any unexpected extra costs related to the multi-technology mix rollout will be taken care of by NBN Co. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is happy with that arrangement and is convinced these costs will not blow out, but in the end only time will tell if this will be the case.
Boy Turnbull looks happy with himself in the article’s photo. Way to destroy a great plan with this shoddy MTM mess.