Another Coalition Member Caught Lying Over NBN

More lies and misinformation from the Coalition over the National Broadband Network (NBN). They just can’t help themselves, can they?

Just caught this tweet from Sussan Ley, the Coalition Member for Farrer in Southern New South Wales:

Of course, this is just patently wrong, and I followed up here and here.

The Coalition’s alternative NBN plan – (taken from their released policy document) – calls for a deployed network with 71% FTTN, 22% FTTP, 4% wireless, and 3% satellite.

The current NBN plan calls for a deployed network of 93% FTTP, 4% wireless, and 3% satellite.

This is the same 4% wireless and 3% satellite the Coalition can’t get rid of no matter what happens, because the contracts to deploy and complete those parts of the network are already in place.

That’s why both plans call for the exact same result for the final 7% – with 4% wireless and 3% satellite!

Under the current plan, areas to receive fibre will have their copper networks decommissioned. The areas with out fibre – (ie: the 7% with wireless or satellite) – get to keep their copper networks – just as they are right now.

Given that the small towns that Ley is worried about will have exactly the same result from the NBN under either plan, her assertion that small towns with an exchange can only be upgraded to fibre under the Coalition plan is patently false.

It’s just bullshit.

  • Mikeinnc

    Did you know that Sophie Mirabella is putting out a flyer that claims:-

    * The Coalition broadband timetable is 2014-2019 but Labor’s is “likely 2009-2025″.

    * That the required funding is $29.5B for Coalition but “likely $95B for Labor”.

    * That the download speeds for the Coalition will be 25-100Mb/s by end of 2016 and 50-100Mb/s by end of 2019 but Labor’s NBN will be 25-100Mb/s by end of 2025!!!

    * That the cost to households for the Coalition plan will be $60/month but Labor’s NBN will be $90/month.

    * And – best of all – that the Coalition rollout will ‘prioritise
    regions with the poorest service’ but Labor’s NBN is ‘prioritised by political considerations’.

    No, they really cannot help themselves! It’s turning into the Pinocchio Party

    • None of this surprises me in the slightest. A month ago Mirabella said Australia was losing 1 manufacturing job every 19 minutes. Last night she said it was one every 11 minutes. They can’t even get their lies consistent.

  • Daniel

    So How does the Coalition Party expect to power FTTN?

    UK based British Telecom is to source all of its electricity supply in the country from renewable energy, after signing an agreement with npower, making it one of the largest UK commercial companies to do so.

    The nature of its business means that BT is among the top ten UK energy users. In 2010/11 it consumed 2,342GWh of energy running its UK networks, data centres, and offices, which represents around 0.7 per cent of all the electricity used in the UK.

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