buying your customers
Is there really that little confidence in the NBN from those behind it that it is necessary to close off old competing infrastructure and to to buy off customers and contracts in order to ensure its success?
Would have been nice to let the market decide first before going to such extremes, might also have ensured that the NBN was the BEST service available in order to succeed.
It is now looking like the NBN will end up being a success simply because it will be the ONLY service available.
I really hope the folks behind the NBN are not too cocky when they celebrate the success of their self fulfilling prophecy, but then again it is politicians we're talking about and they (both Lib and Labour) seem more concerned with HOW THEY LOOK than HOW GOOD their actual proposals end up working.