au: Telstra gives a tick for ‘gold-plated’ Labor broadband scheme

With broadband speed turning into an election issue, Telstra’s head of public policy, Phil Burgess, has put his seal of approval on Kevin Rudd’s approach to telecommunications over the Government’s. Mr Burgess said Labor’s plans to invest A$4.7 billion in fibre networks delivering minimum speeds of 12 megabits a second was superior to the Federal Government’s $1.9 billion rural broadband plan.

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