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    Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. The libs under Howard were stuffing about trying to get a deal with Telstra to build something & make heaps of profit for Telstra. They stuffed around for several years without actually DOING anything. Labor proposed the NBN with FTTH and won an election mostly on the back of it. The Abbott started in with his NO to everything and tore up all the plans to do it "better and cheaper". Remember it was Turnbull who stated that we didn't need any form of fixed line (fibre or copper), as wireless could do it all. So now we have part of a network which will last for at least as long as anyone can forsee (FTTH), and a lot more which will have to be almost completely replaced before it is "completed".



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    Quote Originally Posted by jgm View Post
    Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. The libs under Howard were stuffing about trying to get a deal with Telstra to build something & make heaps of profit for Telstra. They stuffed around for several years without actually DOING anything. Labor proposed the NBN with FTTH and won an election mostly on the back of it. The Abbott started in with his NO to everything and tore up all the plans to do it "better and cheaper". Remember it was Turnbull who stated that we didn't need any form of fixed line (fibre or copper), as wireless could do it all. So now we have part of a network which will last for at least as long as anyone can forsee (FTTH), and a lot more which will have to be almost completely replaced before it is "completed".
    In fairness to Turnbull he was pushing hard for the libs to pass the bill when labor was in as he believed it was the right way to go. Before the next election they made up all this lies about labors nbn and made all this promises.Once the libs got in he was ordered to find an alternative one which was made up of dribs and drabs and of course he had to sell it and still is selling it.

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    No. Turnbull was against anything being done about fixed connections when he was the shadow minister for communications. He campaigned after Labor won the 2007 election that NOBODY needed a fixed cnnection to the home as EVERYONE was moving to wireless (read 4G) and that there WOULD BE plenty of bandwidth and capacity. It was only after Rudd government dropped the proposal for private companies to build the network (paid for from the sale of the remainder of Telstra) and decided to build it themselves, that Turnbull finally came on board. It is quite probable that his support had more to do with his opposition to Abbott than any real desire to have a proper NBN.

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