The federal Government is expected to make an an announcement on who won the tender to build the proposed national high-speed broadband network next week, according to the Australian Associated Press. The Minister for Communications and the Digital Economy has said that he was waiting for the Prime Minister to return before making his announcement.
“I’ve said over the last couple of weeks, we’re just waiting for Kevin to get back,” the minister told reporters today.
“I would be hopeful that we’ll be making an announcement next week.”
Telstra was long suspected to be the winner of the tender, before being expelled after lodging a plan that fell short of the government’s criteria. It has also been suggested that it was at the brink of collapse with Telstra being excluded.