Senate debates

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Questions without Notice

Broadband

3:00 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications) Share this | Hansard source

Under those opposite, the only guarantee was that consumers would wait longer and would pay more for their NBN connections. By the time the Labor Party left office, the National Broadband Network rollout was one million premises behind schedule. There were just 51,000 premises that were connected to the NBN under Labor. I'm not surprised that, when those opposite were in office, they had no interest in issues of guarantees or service standards, because they missed their targets by a million premises. Today, the NBN are connecting 50,000 premises every 10 working days, and the next milestone, of four million connections, is just around the corner. Under this government, Australians are getting the NBN and the consumer experience is improving. (Time expired)

Comments

Charlie Schroeder
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 12:56 pm (Report this comment)

The current NBN may be connecting many households, but what quality or speed?

The satellite system modems are slow and clunky and take ages to connect in households that have insufficient or, any power they can leave on 24/7.

The NBN is not performing. The same old excuse trotted out, that many households are being connected, isn't even half the story.

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