Giddings slams NBN politicking
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has lashed out at Liberal State Premiers for their opposition to the opt-out provisions in their NBN rollout agreements, urging them to cease their politically motivated opposition to this nation-building reform.’
The call by Ms Giddings comes after the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) released its updated Corporate Plan, which has adopted the Tasmanian opt-out policy.
The new policy will require businesses and households who do not wish to be connected to the NBN to opt out of the process.
Tasmania was the first state to adopt the opt-out model, which means optic fibre will be laid to all homes and businesses at no cost to residents, unless they advise otherwise.
"The opt-out model will be used in the current and final stage of the roll-out in Tasmania and we expect that it will assist with the take-up of this revolutionary new technology,” Ms Giddings said.