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The first large-scale rollout of Australia’s National Broadband Network has been announced, with the government and NBN Co announcing that 3.5 million premises (including homes, businesses, schools and hospitals) are to receive their connections by 2015. In a press conference only partly sidetracked by the federal government’s …

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I'm cynical

What's left to save the Gillard Government?

ROFL!!!

(Roll out the fibre locally)

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What NBN?

1. My place is not on the roll-out map (Just 1 street off)

2. Politically, Gillard's crew are toast, not even Obi-Wan Kenobi could save Princess Julia

3. Liberals will scrap the NBN and issue quills.

Hurrrumph

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Re: What NBN?

1. My place is not on the roll-out map (Just 1 street off)

It runs past the end of our road but isn't stopping. In fact there's nothing between Townsville and Cairns. This is a major cyclone area and some decent communications after a big one would be more than handy.

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It's all John Howard's fault.

He should never have sold Telstra. National infrastructure should remain under govt control because national infrastructure is of national importance. The result of selling Telstra was that the govt no longer has any rights to the hardware, hence the massively expensive price of buying back access to what the govt used to own. If John Howard had not sold Telstra, the govt could have easily rolled out an NBN a couple of years ago for about 3bn (a fraction of the cost).

p.s. these days govt is a four letter word.

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It is a 4 year plan

The government has spun this as a three year plan, when in fact it is a 4 year plan. Many of the sites have a start date of June 2015. By starting NBNCo mean we will start the detailed planning in June 2015 and that on average it will be another 12 months until the service is available.

The roll-out is 14 months behind schedule and customers are simply not connecting. The highest take-up rate in the nation is 29%. Based on page 77 of the NBNCo Corporate Plan, they were expecting take-up to be 43% rising to 70%.

About the only thing not to go wrong yet is the budget.

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"the government and NBN Co announcing that 3.5 million premises (including homes, businesses, schools and hospitals) are to receive their connections by 2015."

No.

"The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced today that the fibre-optic network delivering high speed internet would be connected, OR IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CONNECTED in the next three years, to:

1 million premises in NSW

700,000 premises in Victoria

430,000 premises in Western Australia

330,000 premises in South Australia

65,000 premises in the Northern Territory

200,000 premises in Tasmania

678,000 premises in Queensland

135,300 in the ACT"

Please read the fine print.

For the above to be true, they only need to start laying cables.

The don't need to actually connect anyone.

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