The Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network has recommended to the Federal Government that debate on the high-speed network "not proceed" until after its implementation study was completed.
The 178-page report proposed ways the Government could implement the national network.
The committee requested more time "to examine the findings of the National Broadband Network implementation study, the Government's response to the implementation study and any subsequent implications of that report for the National Broadband Network policy."
Committee chairman Liberal senator Mary Jo Fisher put forward a motion today to examine the findings of the NBN implementation study due to be completed early next year.
Fisher won the support of the Senate, with 36 senators for and 34 against the motion.
There were 11 other recommendations in this, the third report, which was to be the final report before the motion was passed to extend its reporting capability on the NBN implemenatation study.
The report recommended:
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