Tony Abbott handed Turnbull the poison chalice he filled to guarantee its failure. More important to Abbott was the threat Turnbull posed to his leadership. The failure of the NBN was Abbott’s scheme to cement his position. It failed on all counts but also damaged Turnbull and his legacy. Abbott’s Frankenstein NBN has since been branded as Turnbull’s.
The previous Coalition Government under the Minister for Communication Malcolm Turnbull promised: ’a cheaper, good quality NBN, faster delivered’. It failed on all counts.
Source: NBN write-down confirms its national importance and Coalition failure – Pearls and Irritations