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Telstra chairman John Mullen at the Telstra AGM in 2017. In his speech to this year's annual general meeting, Mullen expresses regret that the company helped create the National Broadband Network. Photo: AAP / Tracey Nearmy
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We regret helping create NBN: Telstra

Telstra chairman John Mullen has expressed regret that the company helped create the National Broadband Network, which he described as an unreasonably costly public investment, shielded from competition and risking sending resellers broke by operating beyond its mandate.