back to article Damn it, where’s our NBN scandal?

In a simmering scandal that’s showing every sign of completely failing to fester as a good scandal should, it has emerged that NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley’s legal bills associated with the “Alcatel affair” amounted to almost nothing. And so another Senate estimates hearing passed last night, the only real news being that it provides …

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Typical Politicians

So, what your saying is that the Coalition are looking for any little thing they can use to bitch and moan about the NBN, even though there is really nothing they can run to the media whinging and crying about.

Sounds about right.

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Strewth!

I thought this might be important but it's just about bleedin' Australia!

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Re: Strewth!

And your point is...?

The Register has a strong Oz contingent, largely to all us IT Poms who happen to have abandoned "Good Ol' Blighty" to the land Down-Under. And we want our NBN as Broadband out here is expensive so we might as well have a fast connection for the privilege.

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@AC Serewth!

You colonised the place. You live with it in your news!

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must be coming soon

Telstra have started posting leaflets saying they've rolled out bigpond cable to my area now. Obviously trying the same dirty tactics they used against the old optus cable rollout. Thanks, but I think I'll wait for the fibre.

Also, the main concern I'd heard about the NTUs was the physical size of the units. Personally, I'd let them install something as big as a fridge if it meant I could go from a flaky 3.5/0.7Mb/s to a solid 100/25.

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Re: must be coming soon

I'm already using a box bigger than a fridge to house my comms gear, so why not add another :P

I agree completely though - and I suspect 90% of prospective NBN customers would also agree. Box size is a non-issue when it comes to getting faster outbound than bloody Telstra offer!

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Re: must be coming soon

What size would you offer for the actual NBN speed of 100/40? Much better than the 100/2 (not a typo) of Bigpond cable,eh?

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Re: must be coming soon

Took a Telstra sales call yesterday at work (masquerading as customer service) from some muppet trying to sell us their new "digital" service. This sounds like an ADSL2+ and VOIP to me although said muppet swore blind it wasn't VOIP. The interesting part was that part of the $125 a month package is a router with an NBN "port". He's probably have got a sale now that Internode have been taken over by IINet, but he couldn't tell me what that last thing is...

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Cable? Wireless here

35Km from the centre of Sydney and we are destined to be wireless according to the NBN plans.

Broadband? National? Ha! More likely a re-duplication of the HF co-ax that Telstra and Optus rolled out. How about decent broadband for the rest of us?

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"any journalist giving it a serious play will be inviting the finger of scorn and a face-full of egg."

Whenever I hear a phrase like that, I think ZDNet. Good to see they haven't let me down. It's a SHOWDOWN! Just like the Wild, Wild West.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/telstra-nbn-showdown-over-tassie-devices-339331743.htm?ocid=nl_TNB_16022012_fea_1

Cheers!

Matto :)

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