Australia could be closer to naming NBN contractors

An article in Bloomberg today citing a report in the Australian Financial Review revealed that the Australian government may have put two contractors on its shortlist to build its National Broadband Network (NBN). While the report gave little details on who these contractors could be, the estimated price tag is about $469 million.

One thing that was revealed was that the Australian government could name the contractors sometime next week. However, neither reports in Bloomberg or the Australian Financial Review would reveal how they got wind of these potential deals.

The proposed NBN network has been a story of ambition and political battles between the government and Australia's incumbent service provider Telstra, which has been asked to break itself up.

For more:
- Bloomberg has this article

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