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11 April, 2011

to save $20b, you spend $31.3b extra

Well, unlike Don, Antony can't do the math. The Australian Government revealed that the change of it's $4.7b program to currently $36b is to avoid $20b payout in compensation to Telstra. My non-American educated math told me that just pay the $20b compensation is cheap by the end.

Unlike beautiful Boston and reputable Rochester where the internet is not just widely available but also reliable and extremely cheap. Don even pointed out that free Wi-Fi is readily available almost everywhere in beautiful Boston. Here in Australia, the internet is slow and expensive and comes with pretty limited download quota.

The Australian Government made an election promise that the Government would build fibre-to-home internet network to 90+% of homes. I never buy that election promise, apparently Don buys that. As far as I can tell, there are hardly any fibre-to-home internet connections available to residents. Only in very selected suburbs and are run by private companies.

News source: Costly National Broadband Network chosen by government to avoid Telstra fight (

Posted by Antony on 11 April 2011 9:37 PM | newstalk
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