Australian Coalition broadband plan to be slower but surer, says Malcolm Turnbull

Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has conceded his broadband plan will offer slower speeds than Labor’s, but says unlike the government’s his is capable of being built.The Coalition’s fibre-to-the-node plan has been costed at $29.5 billion, including $20.4 billion in capital expenditure. see:Coalition to pledge cheaper NBN all round
The Coalition says its national broadband network will be about $17 billion cheaper than Labor’s and will be built two years sooner, but will use slower technologies than in Labor’s version.By the time the Coalition’s network is finished in 2019, Australians will pay about $24 a month less for broadband than under Labor’s plan, opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull will say on Tuesday.

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