BS Meter broken
I copied the quotes from O’Halloran into http://www.blablameter.com/index.php and it responded:
Your text: 748 characters, 114 words
Bullshit Index :1.61
Congratulations, you managed to blow up our index scale from 0 to 1. It is highly unlikely that you will impress anybody else, but you did manage to impress us!
Drivel like "digital economy participation" are sufficient for me to insist that the utterer leave the premises immediately!
Most businesses in Australia, outside of the ISPs rarely understand the concept of latency. Australia is about 50 milliseconds "wide" in latency. IMHO, NBN deliberate avoids talking about that. That higher speeds don't mean reduced latency; that latency is what makes most things on the Internet appear to be "slow".
Nor that the promised higher speeds of the NBN won't extend across the whole country; let alone internationally.
The survey only shows the depth of ignorance about the NBN.
1.61 is interesting because it is about the magnitude of the cost blowout anticipated for the NBN, which most subscribers won't see as anything better than what they had before, at the same price. Some will get LOWER speeds when changing from ADSL2+ to the entry-level NBN.
Meanwhile, taxpayers are forced to pay to build another quango monopoly.; which controls the flow of all electronic data throughout the country; except that on private radio links.
BlaBlaMeter is a handy device that can be used by anybody; even those who've broken the BS Meter with which they were equipped in childhood.