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WIRELESS & NETWORKING / BROADBAND

NBN Broadband Boss Quits

By David Richards | Friday | 12/07/2013

Days after communications Minister Stephen Conroy quit as the chief spruiker for the NBN the chief architecture for the problem plagued fibre broadband network, Mike Quigley has also thrown in the towel.

Quigley who was the CEO of NBN Co was in charge of rolling out the $37.4 billion National Broadband Network announced he was quitting earlier today.

"My job was to lay the foundations for the NBN for the next 30 years. That job is largely complete," he said in a statement.

"NBN Co is now a well-established wholesale telecommunications company with a nationwide workforce, delivery partners, infrastructure agreements, complex IT systems and more than 40 retail customers which are supplying fast, reliable and affordable broadband to a growing number of Australians," Mr Quigley said.

"The role of the next CEO will be to build on these foundations."

"It is now critical that we further strengthen our partnerships across the construction and telecommunications industries, as we escalate the build of the network and work closely with our retail customers to ensure a smooth migration of families and businesses to the NBN."

Mr Quigley's departure comes after the federal Coalition put him on notice he may not continue in the job if an Abbott government is elected later this year.


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