Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
The $15 billion cost blowout and further rollout delays highlighted by NBN Co are an exercise in allowing the Coalition to get the bad news out of the way and hope for better news before the next election.
The Coalition government’s proposed national security amendment to the Telecommunications Act is an ill-conceived exercise that once again threatens to impose onerous conditions on the telecommunications industry.
NBN Co boss Bill Morrow has an opportunity right now to prevent one of the greatest technology disasters in Australian history by moving beyond the obsolete FTTN technology to an option that provides cheaper G.Fast and self-install fibre-to-the-premises.