McKinsey Inks New NBN Deal
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The Federal Government has hired the firm behind the controversial $25 million NBN implementation study – McKinsey – to pen another multi-million-dollar report.The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has hired McKinsey for $4.98 million to consult for USC Co, the company charged with ensuring basic telephone services are available under the universal-service obligation, according to The Australian newspaper.

The contract, and the likelihood of yet more consultancies, was foreshadowed in documents obtained by the Oz under freedom-of-information laws, which say the department wanted McKinsey to look at the scoping, costing and funding of USO Co.