Australia ranks close to the bottom of all OECD nations for internet speeds. Yet both sides of politics talk about us playing an increasing role in the digital economy.
To meet the opportunity we need faster broadband, quickly. So who has the best plan?
In this special edition of CrossTalk Ed Husic goes head to head with Malcolm Turnbull, highlighting some of the weaknesses of each approach.
The NBN is a grand vision but can it delivered on time and on budget? Malcolm Turnbull is suggesting a cheaper alternative but will he be able to deliver on his promise?
Whilst their opinions might not change the minds of those with a hard and fast attitude to one approach or the other, it is refreshing to hear some robust discussion from politicians who clearly have a passion for their portfolio.