NBN network is rolling out waste

COWPER MP Luke Hartsuyker has lashed out at the Federal Government as it continues to roll out the National Broadband Network.

Mr Hartsuyker said that after billions was wasted on pink batts and building school halls, Senator Steven Conroy is struggling to put a positive spin on daily stories which undermine the roll-out of the NBN.

“The Government was blindly pursuing its NBN, without any regard for value for money or the broadband needs of Australians,” Mr Hartsuyker, the opposition spokesman on regional communications, said.

“The NBN wastage has already run into hundred of millions of dollars and hardly a person has been connected.

“We've seen NBN Co purchase spectrum from Austar for $120 million which under the Howard Government could have been purchased for half that until Labor canned the deal.

During the recent cyclone in Townsville, fibre optic cable was damaged because it was decided to hang the lines overhead. Only Labor would roll out fibre optic cable above ground in a known cyclone area and once again the taxpayer is footing the bill.”



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