The Liberals wasted A$800m on Optus fibre purchase in huge NBN backflip

The National Broadband Network has dumped its plan to use Optus cables to deliver high-speed broadband less than a year after rubbishing reports the $800 million network it purchased from the telco was in a dire state and may be unusable.

Leaked internal NBN documents, published by Fairfax Media last year, revealed the company was considering moving to a “Plan B” for the Optus Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network, rather than upgrading it as had originally been planned.

Turns out those bullshit raids were to cover their own ass after all. This just proves the SMH and Labor right after today’s announcement to abandon the fibre network they so ludicrously bought in favour of FTTdp technology.

Optus on the other hand are laughing all the way to the bank courtesy of the tax-payer. Nice one Turn-bot.

Source: ‘A lemon’: NBN backflips, abandons plan to use Optus cables it purchased for $800 million

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