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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Labor wins broadband election
    Sep 7, 2010 3:38 PM

    Independents back Gillard minority Government.

    Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor have backed Labor to govern Australia, with both saying the national
    broadband network was critical to their decisions.

    The nation stopped for the announcement, which was broadcast live nationally at 3pm AEST.

    Windsor said there was an "enormous opportunity for regional Australians to engage with infrastructure of this century".

    "To pass up that opportunity and miss the opportunity for a million people of country Australia ... I thought [it] was
    too good an opportunity to miss," Windsor said.

    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/231321,labor-wins-broadband-election.aspx

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  2. Rod Speed

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    Doug Jewell wrote
    I bet he does.
    There is no one in his electorate like that. They ALL have access to
    broadband via NextG or satellite if they want it, at about the same
    price as everyone else has access to DSL for with the sole exception
    the very large download limit plans that you only see on DSL or fibre.

    Everyone in the reasonable sized towns have access to DSL2 from Telstra or Telstra resold.

    Its only really the hobby farmers ont the fringes of the major towns that are
    too far away for DSL and they wont even get fibre from the NBN anyway.
    Thats just plain wrong. The NBN has always been about providing
    those with wireless, even tho the absolute vast bulk of them already
    have that via NextG before the NBN was even started.
    Thats just plain wrong. The bulk of those will get FTTP.
    Thats just plain wrong. It will also provide ultra-fast broadband
    to surprisingly small towns, towns of less than 1K people etc.
    He said very early on that it makes no sense to be providing
    FTTH to 'small hamlets', let alone individual rural propertys.
    Not necessarily, particularly if its paid for using
    part of what was raised by flogging off Telstra.

    And it obviously wont be paid for by those that dont pay much if any income tax either.

    And there are fucking great hordes of those.
    Yes, but at a price that hardly anyone is silly enough to pay.
    They dont, most obviously with those who pay
    very little income tax and there are hordes of those.
    If it wasnt for the fact that there are better things like hospitals
    to spend $50B on, it would make sense to spend part of what
    was obtained from the flogging off of Telstra to replace the
    copper pair network with fibre and get the speed as a bonus.
    There wont be anything like the same maintenance required except
    where its stupidly done on street poles to keep the cost down.
    And they'd get that if part of what was obtained by flogging off Telstra
    was used to pay for it and we saw the economys of rewiring the entire
    street in one go rather that piecemeal wiring of individual houses as the
    occupants decide they want to have the NBN because the price is set
    low enough to encourage everyone who uses the net to use it.
    Yeah, it was always something the fuckwit dud went for when it
    became clear that Telstra under the stupid yanks wasnt going to
    tender for his stupid FTTN that he offered in the 007 election.
    Not that so much as just steamrollered thru like everything else the dud did.
     
  3. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Yep, it was the dud's attempt to bullshit his way out of his
    predicament when his 007 election promise of putting the FTTN
    out to competitive tended produced NOT ONE viable tenderer.
    Wrong. And there was no STC either, there was the PMG before Telecom.
    That was never part of the NBN initially.
    Yep, you dont have a clue about how the NBN actually got started.
     
  4. terryc

    terryc Guest

    So list the data quota available for under $40?
    Hint double digit GIGABYTEs, not megabytes start to be acceptable.
     
  5. SG1

    SG1 Guest

    As was said in Yes Minister, "The smell of Ministerial leather is powerfull
    aphrodisiac."
     
  6. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    z1 wrote
    OK, but Telecom was never 'made with it'
    Yes, and was always a tiny part of the total.
    Nope. Nothing there is any news to anyone who knows anything about it.
    It was the only viable way to go.
    Like hell it could. It never ever had anything to do with telecoms within the country.
     
  7. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    terryc wrote
    He appears to be mostly driven by a much better prospect of the NBN with
    Labor given that the coalition said very unambiguously that they would kill it,
    and decided that the coalition would have another election as soon as the polls
    looked promising and he would have to find the money for his own election campaign.

    Katter was too stupid to even consider that sort of thing.
    Thats nothing like your previous lie about 'that doesn't have broadband at all'
    You can get a hell of a lot more than just MBs for $40.
     
  8. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    SG1 wrote
    Windsor was never even offered that.
     
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