Labor’s NBN passes milestone whilst Turnbull dithers and delays

Malcolm Turnbull today put on his trademark charm and did a song and dance about the one millionth home or business in Australia that has access to the National Broadband Network.

What he didn’t reveal is that more than 99.8 per cent of these homes and businesses have access to the former Labor Government’s version of the NBN.

Less than 2,000 of these homes and businesses have access to Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate copper version of the NBN.

The unspoken truth is that Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN has failed to meet the targets he set for himself.

Under Malcolm Turnbull’s stewardship, the only thing that has been delivered with respect to the NBN is broken promises.

He promised that the rollout of Fibre-to-the-Node would be at-scale by now. He has failed.

He promised every home and business would have access to 25 megabits per second by the end of 2016. He has failed to make that happen.

He promised that the NBN would be built for $29.5 billion – He has failed. He now says it will cost $42 billion.

The NBN is rolling out slower than Malcolm Turnbull promised. It is more expensive than Malcolm Turnbull promised and all the Australian people will end up with at the end is a second rate network that “sucks” according to NBN Co Director Simon Hackett.