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Patrick Flanagan, head of construction at NBN Co, has reportedly resigned according to reports on the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC.

His resignation comes just days after NBN Co (the government-owned company building the National Broadband Network) terminated negotiations for network construction contracts, saying that the prices on offer were too expensive. His decision to resign has also ignited speculation that some people within NBN Co regarded the termination of tenders as a mistake.

Flanagan had already overseen construction on the NBN’s first release sites.

Network construction threatens to become a major political headache for the Australian government, with NBN Co now working on an unspecified “Plan B” following the failure of its earlier tender process. ®

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