Labor caught in NBN web of lies

Labor’s lies about the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been exposed with the publication of a new rollout map on the NBN Co website.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said Labor’s previous rollout map had clearly misled the Australian public.

“Labor’s map had sites designated ‘construction commenced’ where in fact many of these sites had not proceeded beyond an assessment, design or consultation phase,” Senator Ruston said.

“The previous Labor government was obviously trying to convince Australian voters the NBN’s
progress was much farther along than it actually was. It was utterly disgraceful.

“The new rollout map finally gives Australians an honest representation of the progress of the NBN. It’s the height of hypocrisy for Labor to criticise the Government for telling the truth.”

Senator Ruston said the Coalition would deliver a National Broadband Network (NBN) sooner, at less cost to taxpayers, and that is more affordable for consumers.

“Our aim is to ensure all Australian households and businesses have access to broadband and download data rates of 25-100 megabits per second by the end of 2016,” she said. “We expect the NBN to be complete by the end of 2019, with rates of 50-100Mbps available to at least eight out of 10 Australians.

“People in remote areas not considered by Labor for the NBN will be considered by the Coalition. Rural and regional Australia will have much better access to fast broadband than they would have under Labor.”

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