Re: The Liberals Just Don't Get It
While I agree that folk with very long driveways are going to find the cost of connecting themselves a bit prohibitive, I think you might be wrong on renters (unless they are renting a place with a very long drive).
I would imagine that rental accomodation will go in 3 phases:
1. Early adopter landlords get to splash "NBN Connected at 473820-million MB per second - The best place for cat lovers to rent!", on their adverts.
2. The bulk of landlords will slowly follow the early adopters (as they find renting out their Super Fund gets more and more tricky without a connection) and eventually the adverts above will need new copy
3. Owners of stations will be telling their tennants to, "STFU and go round up the sheep".
"Digital poverty" (you know .... I should write an article about it) is going to have both own home owners and someone elses' home owners up in arms about the injustice of it all.
Ten years after Mal has built it, try to flog a house without a connection ... won't be easy. In five years try to rent one out that isn't connected.
If he builds it, they'll all end up coming. Whether they wanted to or not.