Australia's NBN declared finished, not because it is, but because we need to say it's finished

Politics, infrastructure, and the national broadband network, known as the National Broadband Network is an absolute joke.

“The Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts has made a formal declaration under section 48 of the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 that the National Broadband Network should be ‘treated as built and fully operational.’”

“Under the Act the Minister must make such a declaration by 31 December 2020 – or formally extend the period within which such a declaration can be made.”

So even though 35,000 properties aren’t connected, thus the network is not ‘built’, we’ll declare it built, otherwise that’s a bit too much work.

When are you publishing an update to The Frustrated State, Renai?

Josh Withers @joshua