MEDIA RELEASE - Careless Clare’s NBN confusion continues
spokesperson for Communications Jason Clare has again revealed his limited
understanding of the nation’s largest infrastructure project, the National
Clare continues to provide confused advice on the nbn, which is no surprise
given that under Labor the nbn was the most poorly managed project in
the history of the Commonwealth.
morning on Sky News, Careless Clare made a number of claims that are factually
incorrectly claimed that nbn has secretly trialled a
cheaper, better technology than FTTN and hidden the results.
in a Senate hearing, nbn CEO Bill Morrow provided preliminary details on
early tests of ‘skinny fibre’ and fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp),
which were publically released as part of the Company’s Half-Year presentation
on 5 February 2016.
The Coalition Government’s policy supports the company delivering the nbn
to all Australians as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, while
continuing to innovate and look for ways to lower costs. Currently, any
alternatives would cost significantly more and would see connection delays for
households and businesses.
Clare incorrectly claimed that FTTdp is not part of the
Coalition’s multi-technology mix, despite it being included in the Executive
Summary of the 2013 Strategic Review. In fact, the company has advised
that the FTTdp footprint will reach around 300,000 premises.
solely on inappropriately obtained documents that he does not understand, Clare
incorrectly claimed that FTTdp is roughly the same cost as
Yesterday the nbn CEO advised a Senate committee that FTTdp optimised
with skinny fibre would in fact be 25%-30% more expensive than FTTN.
Labor’s poor effort to distract from its nbn policy vacuum, the Coalition is
getting on with the job of fixing Labor’s mess.
Under the Coalition, the network is now available to 1.9 million premises and
more than 40,000 homes and businesses are being added every week.
had multiple opportunities this morning when asked to reveal Labor’s nbn policy,
but Labor does not have an nbn policy.