There have been many many articles in recent times in regards to whether or not Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) plan is a waste of money. Certainly, the reputed price tag of the network – either $43b or $26b depending on who and what you believe and/or read – is a BIG price tag, but is the Coalition’s broadband plan – apparently much cheaper at $6.5b – really that much cheaper anyway?
On the surface, the Coalition’s plan – and let’s call it the Coalition Broadband Network (CBN) – is certainly much cheaper. At $6.5b versus $43b, that’s pretty much a no-brainer. Much like the NBN plan, it promises people at least 12Mbps, but not much more.