After six years of Labor, just 51,000 users were connected to the NBN (1 in 50 premises).
Labor’s Fibre-to-the-premise NBN policy would have cost $30 billion more and taken six to eight years longer to complete.
This would have increased broadband bills by up to $43 per month ($500 per year).
ROLLING OUT NBN SOONER
The NBN is now available to three quarters of all Australian premises, or more than 8.7 million homes and premises.
It now has over 5 million active connections (as at April 2019).
Our NBN is connecting more users every two weeks than Labor connected in six years of Government.
Over 60,000 premises per fortnight are being connected, compared to 51,000 premises in total after six years of Labor.
All Australians will be able to connect by 2020.
The NBN rollout is 99% complete or under construction in regional Australia, and 93% complete or under construction in metro areas.
We’re now rolling out a multi-technology mix, just like the USA, UK, Germany, France and many other countries.
MAKING THE NBN AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE
The Liberal and Nationals Government’s NBN rollout takes pressure off household and business internet bills.
Our changes have saved taxpayers around $30 billion, avoided a $43 increase in monthly internet bills, and will connect all Australians at least six years sooner.
The Government has announced tougher consumer safeguards including directing the ACMA to put a stop to the handballing of complaints between telcos and NBN.
We have boosted the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's powers to help resolve complaints.
Information current as at April 2019