NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor’s budget

The real cost of completing Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in its originally-planned fibre-to-the-premises configuration may well have been close to the $AU43 billion first budgeted, according to data presented by NBN Co’s CEO and CFO to a Senate Estimates hearing.

The Register notes that the new cost-per-premises yields a fibre build for 11 million premises (the NBN’s original target) of $AU47 billion* – around 10 per cent higher than the former government’s $AU43 billion build budget, but a long way short of the $97 billion for a fibre rollout bandied about before Australia’s 2013 election.

The Coalition blew out the numbers? I don’t believe it.. this must be some type of mistake.

via NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor’s budget • The Register.

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