[LINK] Australia begs residents to accept free fiber connection
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Aug 3 09:08:53 EST 2010
Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Australia begs residents to accept free fiber connection
>> ... if the installation was free, and if the fiber hookup had no effect on your
>> existing phone or cable service and committed you to nothing...
>> wouldn't you take it? ...
Scene: Average suburban home, engineer in a hard hat with "NBN" on it
knocks at front door. Door opened by householder with a toddler in each
Technician: "Good morning, we are installing the NBN in you street,
would you like a connection?"
Householder: "I didn't order one."
Technician: "We are making a free connection offer to everyone in the
Householder: "What will it do for me?"
Technician: "You get very high quality Internet and digital TV"
Householder: "We already have Internet and digital TV"
Technician: "This is better."
Householder: "And it is free?"
Technician: "The installation is free and endorsed by the
Householder: "That is what the people who installed the ceiling
insulation said. I am still trying to get the smell of smoke out of the
Technician: "This will give you access to the new communications world."
Householder: "Like on my iPhone?"
Technician: "No, we need to put in a cable."
Householder: "But my iPhone and digital TV don't need a cable."
Technician: "This is much better."
Householder: "Okay, but I have to go out in half an hour, so you will
have to be quick."
Technician: "The trench digger is just around the corner."
Householder: "You want to dig a trench through my garden! To install
something I don't want? Go away!"
Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia http://www.tomw.net.au
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