A survey by Venture Insights came to this conclusion. (The full survey costs a packet and is not available to link to.)
Labor's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland said this contrasted with the 2018 corporate plan issued by the NBN Co, where the assumption had been made that only 15% would use wireless between now and 2040.
"This is despite a 15% substitution rate right now, with a second-rate network that will become increasingly exposed to competition over the next five years," she said.
- "The cost of the multi-technology mix rollout has increased from $29.5 billion to $49 billion;
- "It is more exposed to wireless competition;
- "It costs more to maintain over its lifetime;
- "It delivers slower speeds;
- "It delivers a less reliable service;
- "Consumer complaints have hit record highs;
- "It will require expensive and wasteful upgrades that could have been avoided;
- "It generates less revenue from those willing to pay for higher speeds – but the network can’t deliver."