NBN Re­view could cost own­ers tens of thou­sands

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

UNIT own­ers want­ing Na­tional Broad­band Net­work (NBN) fi­bre to the unit may have to fork out tens of thou­sands un­der the Coali­tion’s re­vised net­work if they are one of the 900,000 premises no longer guar­an­teed full fi­bre to the premises (FTTP) con­nec­tion. The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment put the NBN roll­out on hold last month while it un­der­took a strate­gic re­view of the net­work, leav­ing the op­tic fu­ture of nearly one mil­lion Aus­tralian premises in doubt.

Un­der the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment’s NBN scheme, all unit own­ers would have re­ceived full FTTP con­nec­tion to their unit, but un­der the new pro­posal, unit own­ers will only re­ceive a fi­bre con­nec­tion to their com­plex and have to bear the cost of con­nect­ing the NBN to their unit.

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