"Telstra provided its SME Plan to the Government in early December and, in Telstra's view, in accordance with the RFP," McGauchie said.
"The Commonwealth could hardly have dreamed up a more trivial reason to exclude Telstra from the NBN."
"The decision to exclude us from the RFP is the Commonwealth's decision to make. But Telstra is the only company to have submitted a proposal with a real financial commitment -- of A$5 billion."
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