What Happened With The NBN This Week?

NBN Co was revealed to be extremely popular, right before it announced heavily revised delivery targets due to slower than expected contractor delivery.

This was most definitely a week of ups and downs for the NBN. Earlier in the week, a survey showed a very definite majority of support for the NBN with 73% of Aussies being behind the project, as well as iiNet announcing it had signed up 10,000 NBN customers. NBN Co chairman Harrison Young stepped down, replaced by Ten Network director Siobhan McKenna and the CSIRO showed off remote control robots that can use NBN speed to deliver tours of the Australian National Museum.

All fairly standard fare for the NBN, until yesterday when NBN Co announced that delays from its construction partners meant that it had revised its current schedules by three months and up to 151,000 premises by mid-year, although the NBN Co line remains that overall construction will still be complete on budget and by 2021.

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