Aussie stalemate leaves broadband plans in the air

Australia's dead-heat election over the weekend has left the early-stage roll-out of a nationwide fiber-optic network in a bind.

Australia's dead-heat election over the weekend has left both the Labor and Coalition parties scrambling to try to form a government. Meanwhile, the National Broadband Network Co. suggests it may stop the early-stage roll-out of a fiber optic network across the country until it knows who will be heading the next government.

Labor backs the fiber-optic plan, while the Coalition party has pledged to ax the government-owned National Broadband Network and instead pursue a more austere network investment plan based on rolling out competitive backhaul, fixing ADSL2+ blackspots, and connecting underserved areas with wireless broadband.

Read more of "Could election stalemate revive FTTN NBN?" at ZDNet Australia.

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