Re: Oh FFS
This "fantastic infrastructure plan" was bullshit from moment it was announced. It was specifically exempted from any kind of economic evaluation, and it was justified on the basis of "education" and "tele-medicine"
The initial pricing promises from the government were wildly inaccurate: they went to tender and nobody was interested. The "education" idea was predictably just as realistic as the previous ideas that TV, Film, Radio, Telephone and Telegraph would revolutionise education. And the idea that you would use the high speed internet to get medical interventions in your own home was sheer fantasy.
Yet that was the justification offered, and for years their supporters believed that BS. At least most people have now come around to the realization that was obvious even then: the high speed internet was going to replace Free To Air TV, and the bandwidth would be released for mobile data.