Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said: “Tony and I are inheriting the NBN Co. But we’re not about just moaning and groaning about the bad decisions made preceding it. What we are going to do is get this job done.
“And we will bring very fast broadband to all Australians sooner, cheaper and more affordably. We would not have gone about it this way and there will be billions of dollars that Labor has wasted that we cannot recover. But we will save many billions of dollars.”
“It cannot deliver the high-speed services that Australians require to take full advantage of broadband-enabled healthcare, education and business opportunities,” Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said.
Criticizing the policy, RMIT University telecommunications expert and senior lecturer Mike Gregory said this is the biggest lemon in Australia’s history.
“What they are trying to do is offer us a bag of lollies by saying we can do it cheaper and faster, but what we are really being sold is a lemon,” said Gregory.