A Coalition victory will see the implementation of less costly alternative to Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN), under which fibre optic installation will be restricted to the street and homeowners will be entrusted with footing the bill for connection to their own premises.

While Labor’s NBN plan envisages a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) roll out which would reach approximately 93 per cent of premises within the next decade and provide Internet connection speeds of up to 1000Mpbs to almost all Australians, the Coalition has proposed a more economical “fibre-to-the-node” alternative, under which connections will be…