The National Broadband Network Co’s (NBN) chief, Mike Quigley, has called for an industry study to determine the best way to build the high-speed network.

Mr Quigley revealed that he approached the Communications Alliance, a representative body of telecommunication providers, to determine the viability of an industry wide study into the delivery of the service.

Shadow Minister for Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull, wasted no time in lamenting the ‘bizarre twist’, and urging the NBN Co to release all internal work on alternatives to the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP).

“Unless clear and credible answers are provided by NBN Co and the Government to all of these questions, Mr Quigley’s remarks today will be exposed for what they appear to be – a cheap stunt to distract attention from NBN Co’s appalling record in executing the rollout,” Mr Turnbull said in a statement.