Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

9:34 pm

Photo of Mary FisherMary Fisher (SA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

An appropriate point, Chair. Thank you. Minister, if you are seriously arguing that, together with the greenfields sites, it is the government’s extended promise in increasing coverage from 90 per cent of homes to 93 per cent of homes—an additional three per cent—that might be consistent with an additional three per cent in terms of the time frame. By my probably other than perfect and crude computations, one and a half years out of eight years is something closer to 20 per cent than three per cent. Can you explain how in fact there is almost a seven-fold increase rather than a pure or crude, if I can use the word, three per cent increase?

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