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Businesses switching over to the NBN faced weeks of lost services, an inability to resolve complaints and major impacts on their operations, new data shows.
The failings of the NBN — and the high cost Australians are paying for Malcolm Turnbull's mishandling of it — have now been confirmed independently.
We've known for a while that 5G would hurt NBN's second-rate network — but now Telstra has provided figures on just how much damage it will do NBN's business model.
Those of us who have paid attention to the topic have long known that NBN's pricing model would lead to problems when people actually started connecting.
The funding arrangement raises an interesting proposition for Labor in this election year.
If Labor pulls off the impossible and wins the 2016 election, NBN says it's ready to switch back to fibre to the premises.
The NBN has not exactly been a roaring success for the Coalition, with new leaked documents showing NBN is still costing fibre-to-the-premises.
A cabinet discussion paper proposed cheaper, faster cable -- fibre to the premises, one might call it. And that cabinet was the Hawke cabinet, in 1991.
Labor has unearthed a document that says the cost of the NBN could be about to blow out. But NBN says it's nothing to worry about.
How much will the NBN actually cost? That is the multibillion-dollar question, and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells Crikey we should have an answer soon.