As Australia races towards a federal election likely to kill off the country's current model for a national broadband network, the (probably) outgoing government has released a report saying the annual value of the network to households will be in the order of $AU3,800. The study, by Deloitte Access Economics, suggests that most …
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I could use that bandwidth for remote access to work right now, if it were available. And I could also use low fibre latencys too. And as my house is not on the 3 year plan, if there is a change of government I would pay the $5k user pays to have fibre to the premises connected. Except that turned out to be a lie, because it would be crazy to lay fibre to individual houses one at a time as people want it. So, this threatens to the be the first federal election outcome that puts me in a situation where I may need to sell my house and move. Why o why cant the coalition see that the labor NBN is a good plan, and build it even if they do get in.
The issue with the NBN is that the government controls the company that will run it. We have a company at the moment that people loathe, that was once owned by the government and then privatised, except that the government still has a 51% share in it and still can't run the fucking company properly.
Remember the Internet filter, the Government will use the NBN as a lever to get it in place finally (can you say NSA). Let private enterprise build the NBN equivalent
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