Senate debates

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Questions without Notice

Broadband

2:59 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Manager of Government Business in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Can I acknowledge that this is Senator Duniam's first question in this place and how well qualified he is to serve the interests of the people of Tasmania. I know that Senator Duniam will be pleased to know that the great cities of Hobart and Launceston are very close to completion for the NBN.

Mr President, good news: the 2016 full-year results for the NBN show that NBN has hit its operational and financial targets for nine consecutive quarters. That is an unbroken two-year period of NBN hitting its marks. NBN did have financial year targets of 2.63 million homes ready for service. Mr President, I am very pleased to tell you that NBN beat those targets by over a quarter of a million premises. NBN also had financial year targets of 955,000 premises having active NBN services, and again there is good news: NBN beat that target by over 100,000 premises.

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Charlie Schroeder
Posted on 1 Sep 2016 3:39 pm (Report this comment)

Even as I attempted to comment here; that no one ever asks or talks about either speed or reliability, there is an outage of the Sky Muster satellite of 4 minutes.

Why does no one ask about either the speed or reliability or both?

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