Reply to post: Voter imact < 4%

Australian telcos promise to be better NBN helpers


Voter imact < 4%

If the government wants to avoid many of those customers making the NBN an election issue, it needs a lot more action than it's managed so far.

The voter impact will be marginal.

  • Only 14% and falling are ordering 100Mbps plans
  • Of those only one third will be on FTTN = 5%
  • Only 70% of premises are predicted to connect = 3.5%

Labor have moved away from FTTP so that is not a vote winner.

Cheaper NBN pricing is what voters care most about. Arguably the LNP don't care. Labor could write off >$30 billion of NBN build costs to enable NBNCo to reduce wholesale prices, but the LNP would have a field day labelling Labor 'poor economic managers'.

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