20 Dec 2010

Full broadband business plan awaited

1:02 pm on 20 December 2010

The federal government in Australia is expected to issue the full business plan behind its $A36 billion national broadband network to the public on Monday.

The ABC reports the document is expected to shed more light on the cost of building the network and the cost of the wholesale services it will offer.

The Government received the business plan for the project in early November.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard made a 36-page summary of the 400-page document available last month as part of a deal to secure the backing of independent senators.

However, the ABC reports that much of the contents have been kept secret by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

He is expected to issue the document at midday (AEDT) in Canberra.