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Posted November 17, 2018 05:37:30The rollout of the NBN has been a massive success for the Australian government, with billions of dollars spent on infrastructure, new homes and businesses, and thousands of Australians living with the NBN.
But what’s next for the country’s most successful investment in recent memory?
While the NBN may have been the most successful project to date in terms of government spending and benefits to the economy, its rollout is now facing its own problems, and a major blow to the Australian telecommunications industry.
One of the biggest problems with the rollout is that the fibre optic cables are so badly broken that they cannot be re-used.
The NBN has to be installed in order to make sure that the cables can be repaired.
But this has not been easy, and there is still work to be done on the project.
The cost of repairing the cables has soared, and while this will cost around $2 billion over the next few years, this is not the money that the government wants to spend on the NBN, and it is already losing money.
In February 2018, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issued a report into the cost of the project, saying that the cost could be $5.6 billion over 20 years.
In an attempt to reassure the government, a number of key organisations and government departments including the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Science Foundation (ASF) agreed to a $1.3 billion grant.
These grants were allocated in the hope that the projects cost of repair would drop and the project could proceed.
But these grants are not the answer, and the cost has risen rapidly.
According to the AEMO’s budget estimates, the cost to repair the fibre to the premises cables would be between $1 billion and $2.5 billion over a 20-year period.
But the ABS has estimated that repairing the wires would cost $4.2 billion.
This means that it will take up to 10 years to repair this much infrastructure.
This, in turn, will increase the cost for the taxpayers and consumers.
In its latest financial reports, the ABC has said that the average cost of fixing these cables will be around $8.2 million.
And, while the AAMO estimates that the damage to the cables will only increase from about half a metre to 1.2 metres, this does not include the cost associated with the damage caused to the fibre cable itself.
While this is the case, the problems with repairing the fibre cables have been highlighted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), who last month released a report stating that the repair of these cables is “too expensive and not affordable”.
The report found that the replacement of the damaged fibre cables would cost between $2 million and $3 million per cable.
This would mean that the amount of money that would be spent on repairing the damaged cables would only increase over the long term.
And the cost increases in the long-term.
This is not a new problem, but the problems are much more severe because these cables are broken.
The damage to these cables has caused the damage in the first place, and they are now falling apart due to lack of maintenance.
While the damage has not yet been repaired, the government is not taking the issue seriously and is yet to fix the problem.
This has left the industry, and consumers, with a huge bill to pay.
So how much does the cost cost of a broken cable make you?
If you own an Australian property, you will have to pay $7.80 for a new cable every month.
This includes the cable itself, which will cost $30.80.
This figure does not cover the cost incurred by the repair, including replacing and replacing the cable.
But if you do not own an property and have to repair your own cables, you might be able to save a lot of money by buying fibre to your premises.
You can find out how much you will pay for your cable by using this calculator.
However, it should be noted that this is only an estimate and it could be much higher.
For example, if you own a property in Sydney, the average monthly cost of cable repair would be $4,000, according to the ABC.
If you live in Canberra, the repair cost would be around the same.
But even this is likely to be a lot lower.
According the AAMI, repairing fibre cables is one of the most expensive activities in the telecommunications industry, costing $1,700 per cable per month, and these costs could increase with the introduction of more fibre to buildings.
The AAMI also found that this cost could increase by as much as $700 for each home in the same house, with up to $600 per home in high-rise apartments.
This could make it even more difficult to afford your next new house.If your