LNP has not played politics with the NBN, says Senator Nash | Video

NBN IS THE BEST WE CAN DO: Fiona Nash has rejected a perception from rural constituents that the LNP government played politics with the NBN.Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash has rejected a perception from rural constituents that the LNP government played politics with the NBN.
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Local residents who have purchased NBN plans in Young have complained to Fairfax Mediathat their download and upload speeds are significantly less than what they are paying for.

Many residents blame the LNP government for “playing politics” with the NBN after the government chose to abandon Labor’s Fibre to the premises (FTTP) model and go with a cheaper fibre to the node (FTTN) option.

But Senator Nash has dismissed those claims.

“What we have done is made sure the NBN has the funding it needs to roll out the services that will allow people to do what they need to do across regional communities,” she said.

“I absolutely believe that we had to get the budget under control and at the same time provide those communications services for people out in the regions.

“So it is not about playing politics it is about making sure we get thecommunications abilities to the people in the regions that they need.

“Rather than playing politics the government made sure we focused on the regions first, 75 per cent of the roll-out to date actually is in the regions and that has been a priority, so I absolutely reject any suggestions that this is about playing politics.”

However, Internet Australia Chief Executive Officer Laurie Patton said the Coalition Government has made things harder for rural businesses by going with the FTTN option.

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