Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017



4:47 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

Labor's fibre fantasy has been discredited time and time again. Under the success of the coalition's multitechnology mix, Australians will receive the NBN six to eight years sooner than they would have under Labor and at $30 billion less cost. HFC is already delivering broadband speeds of 100 megabytes per second and will, in future, be capable of delivering one gigabyte per second—the same speed as Labor's gold-plated fibre network but at dramatically less cost.

Under Labor's NBN rollout plan, people living in Bennelong would have been waiting until the middle of the next decade for the network. During six years of Labor government, precisely zero premises in Bennelong were connected to the NBN. If anyone owes an apology to the people of Bennelong, it's Labor.


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