via The Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The empowered group of ministers (EGoM) on telecom, headed by home minister P Chidambaram, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday.
EGoM is expected to discuss the issue of one-time spectrum fee along with final recommendations on minimum price for airwaves that are to be auctioned following the Supreme Court’s cancelling of 122 licences in the 2G spectrum allocation case, according to sources.
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Senator Stephen Conroy has slammed Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s comments that National Broadband Network (NBN) services could cost consumers more than current ADSL plans, saying Abbott was “plain wrong” “and that he should “check his facts.”
The minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy said in a statement that Abbott had misled the public in his speech to Parliament by saying that NBN services could be three times higher than what they currently pay for existing ADSL plans.