Certain members of our alternative government have certainly been a bit shifty with numbers related to their portfolios in the last 24 hours.
On the National Broadband Network (NBN) front, where it has been claimed that if the Coalition comes to power at the election, and it’s alternative NBN is implemented, that people may be required to pay $5000 for the ‘fibre on demand’ product if you still want a fibre connection you would get for free under the current NBN plan.
Today Shadow Communications spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull stated:
“Well we haven’t set a rate for it but I can tell you that the typical distance from one of these nodes, the average distance would be around 500 metres. And I can only give you the example from the UK the cost of getting fibre on demand is around £1500 which I think would work out at around $3000. So it is not $5000.”