New figures from the Tasmanian government reveal only 16% of homes and businesses near National Broadband Network infrastructure would connect to the network even after 15 years.
As reported by The Australian, the new figures show the take-up rate of the network might be lower than expected.
The network is currently being rolled out in Tasmania, which will serve as a testing area for the rest of the country. Already ISPs iiNet and Primus are beginning to sign up customers.
However, it is understood the low take-up rate in the Government’s reports are only estimates, and are based on relatively low forecasts.
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Other documents recovered their FOI laws show the Tasmanian Government wanted to originally use wireless technology for the network.