Australia National broadband network (NBN), operated by a state-owned company, is steadily losing its customer base Elon Musk‘S Starlink.
What happened: NBN lost 4,000 customers last week and about 8,000 customers in the last three weeks, according to Australia’s shadow communications minister David Coleman told Sky news.
“NBN will be completely crushed by Elon Musk,” Coleman replied when asked by the interviewer if NBN will end up being the “very expensive white elephant.”
“Really serious problems at NBN,” Coleman added.
Coleman, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, blamed the Labor Party for the sinking and rejected the responsibility of the coalition government. “The drop in numbers is actually happening over the last year,” Coleman explained.
“The government minister’s response is to set up a round table with bureaucrats, you know? I’m sure that makes Elon Musk tremble,” said Coleman.
Why it matters: Elon Musk’s Starlink says it has around 120,000 customers in Australia. The company began rolling out its services in the country in April 2020.
Earlier this month, Starlink, operated by SpaceXsaid it has over 1.5 million customers around the world.
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