CommsXpress: Turnbull Blasts NBN ‘Conspiracy’

Posted on: Wednesday, 7th September 2011

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull today lashed out at vendors he sees as part of an NBN conspiracy. According to Turnbull, the conspirators include Google, Yahoo! and others that sold Australian taxpayers on the need for an expensive FttH network, with no applications forthcoming that could take advantage of the huge bandwidth being made available.

“Let me tell you who the conspirators are. They are the vendors, who want to sell lots of kit for the NBN. They’ll tell you privately they think it’s bonkers, but they want to sell the kit. There are the over-the-top people like Google and Yahoo and media companies”, stated Turnbull during an appearance at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Conference in Sydney.