Australian Opposition relies on private sector for high-speed broadband

The Coalition will rely on the private sector to offer high-speed broadband to 97 per cent of the population by 2016, two years ahead of Labor’s plan.It has pledged to spend $6.31 billion over seven years to provide Australians with faster broadband using a mix of technologies.The scheme includes $2.75bn to the construction of an optic fibre backhaul network but also relies on at least another $750 million from the private sector.To read this report in The Australian in full, see:

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