Re: Fluffie Bunnies are Government Glove Puppets
> ADSL2+ - it nearly gets 1kbps on a very good day
Somehow I seriously doubt this as dialup modems were able to exceed 1kbps in 1984.
> Come to the large corporate office that I work at, based in the Hills, that struggles to get even 3G phone clearly
Since the telcos are owned privately, mobile coverage would be an issue to take up with your provider.
Are you sure you were on Labor's fibre footprint? Being outside of 3G coverage that might be doubtful.
> We can bloody see the Sydney CBD from the roof
Thought about using microwave links then?
> One day it's going to have to crawl into the 20th century, whether your Reverend Tony 'Mad Monk' Abbott likes it or not.
Labor's plan wasn't going to deliver that. Sure they promised 1Gbps, but Labor's published corporate plan predicted less than 5% connecting at this speed in 2028. Ubiquitous 1Gbps now would be considered world leading. In 2028, I suspect our ranking would be lower than what it is now, especially when you consider that Labor predicted 50% on fibre would connect at 12Mbps.
> Funny how the ones who go on about not putting a burden on 'the taxpayer' are the ones usually paying 2c in the $ despite the Eastern Suburbs mansion, garage full of cars and dressed in smarmy $10,000 suits.
Guess what? Because of Labor chose to introduce tiered pricing for speeds, the only people who could have afforded the fast speeds would be the exact people you describe. Have you noticed how NBNCo released 1Gbps plans to wholesalers in December 2013, but retailers aren't offering them? I'd suggest it is because the pricing models simply don't work because of Labor's abhorent pricing model.
Thanks for your rant. I'm saddened that so many people were blinded by the shiny fibre light and failed to read what Labor was actually promising.