Sad, but all-too-predictable
I'm glad someone else sees the Coalition's stance on the NBN for what it is - an ideological statement.
It's my opinion that they would much rather there be no NBN whatsoever but, clearly, with the announcements already made and homes already connected, they couldn't just run on a platform of scrapping it all.
Right now, I kind of wish they had scrapped it, so that when the ALP got back in they could start it up again properly.
I suspect that the Government is doing it's darndest in this area to make sure that their changes are very hard and/or expensive to fix, preventing Labor getting it back on track when they get back in. A sort of 'if we can't have our way (no NBN) then we'll make damned sure you can't have your way either!'.
Actually, I think that's probably their goal in a lot of areas based on this budget. Abbott ran on a platform of essentially promising the people of Australia he wasn't going to do all those things that had kept him un-electable in the past. So the people elect him and he promptly starts doing all those things he promised not to do and not doing all the things he promised he would.
Sorry, that was a bit of a diversion. (Only a bit, though . . . )