Essential Report

Best NBN

Oct 30, 2017

Q. The current Government’s national broadband network plan is to more quickly roll out fibre to local nodes and let Telstra’s copper network carry internet traffic to households, compared to the previous Labor plan to roll out fibre to every household outside rural areas, which would cost more and have taken longer but produced higher speeds. Which plan do you believe is best for Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Oct 2016
The Liberal Government’s plan 24%   10% 53% 9% 17% 27% 21% 29% 18% 26% 27%
The Labor plan 43%   66% 22% 54% 45% 51% 35% 38% 44% 45% 42%
Don’t know 33% 24% 25% 37% 38% 22% 45% 33% 38% 29% 32%

 

 

43% think the Labor NBN plan is best for Australia and 24% think the Government’s plan is best. 33% did not give an opinion.

 

Those more likely to prefer the Labor plan were Labor voters (66%), Greens voters (54%) and men (51%).

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