The Federal Government has scrapped the controversial broadband tender process and will instead form a new public/private company to build a national network, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced.
Unveiling the surprise plan today, Mr Rudd described the $43 billion fibre-to-the-home scheme as the single largest infrastructure project in the country's history and said it would create 25,000 jobs a year during construction, with 37,000 in the busiest year.
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Pretty good start in my opinion, but 8 years? And how much will the access pricing cost? Still I think this is well worth the investment and hopefully will be done properly and not monopolized in the future like Telstra was. Any thoughts on this?