The Labor Government has released future plans for the nbn rollout, should the party be elected.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten announced that Labor will roll out fibre-to-the-premises to up to two million additional Australian homes and businesses.

Mr Shorten also announced Labor will cap the total funding for the NBN at $57 billion.

Mr Shorten said that the current Fibre-to-the-Node rollout under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be phased out and construction of Fibre-to-the-Premises will be scaled back up.

Labor also plans to commission Infrastructure Australia, with input from relevant experts, to manage the development of a plan that outlines how and when the parts of Australia should be transitioned to Fibre-to-the-Premises.

Mr Shorten said if Labor wins the election, it will complete the initial rollout of the NBN by 30 June 2022.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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