It was always going to happen following the Coalition's election win, now it's official. The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) wants consultants to steer it through a new deal with Telstra by mid-next year.
The previous deal hammered out between NBN Co and the nation's largest copper network provider was worth a whopping $11.2 billion.
Now the NBN Co wants a new deal to be sealed by June 30, 2014.
The new deal will likely have to specify use terms for the copper network under the new fibre to the node framework the Coalition took to the election.
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