6 posts • joined 15 Feb 2011
Re: What problems?
Did you see the original presentation?http://goo.gl/G9mN1. The additional cost of the NTD was only a minor part of the costs savings argued for. The NTD can be left behind by the vendor by negotiation, much as stoves and curtains are.
Since when did "debate" have anything to do with outcomes in Australian political life? The "debate" should have ended years ago and workers in a dying motor vehicle industry should be deployed doing something useful.
It is hard to imagine many people on 12/1Mbps being satisfied with a 5GB quota given how quickly monthly downloads are growing already.
People could buy small plasmas and LCD screens to save money, but they don't.
Stop digging Malcolm, it's coming to your street too
Will Malcolm Turnbull, at the behest or the organ grinder Tony Abbot, risk his credibility even further by spouting this nonsense at an international forum? Would he advocate the duplication of the electricity network on the grounds of his beloved “competition”?
We know he spouts this type of nonsense in Australia, but why risk his reputation in international fora? Is he that desperate to have his overseas travel subsidised?
Who made the killing?
Perhaps it was the Howard government which made the killing by selling its shares for more than they were worth.
Sanity for a change
What a rare joy it is to read a objective, non-partisan piece on this topic. In a land i which most people live comfortably there is a sad tendency to turn every molehill into a mountain.
Why can't we just relax and let the best technical solution provide the most appropriate service for the need at hand? When the NBN is installed and working, we will find even more issues to debate...in even more detail.
Meanwhile old issues like obesity continue without debate or solution.