[LINK] Telstra propose biggest rollout in Australia's history

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Wed Jan 17 22:55:44 AEDT 2007

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Jan Whitaker wrote:

> At 08:54 PM 17/01/2007, David Boxall wrote:
>> "Telstra is seeking $600 million in funding from the Australian 
>> Government's Broadband Connect Infrastructure program to extend backhaul 
>> infrastructure to a range of remote communities, install ADSL broadband 
>> equipment in 1,560 exchanges and upgrade 1,029 large pair gain systems that 
>> currently prevent access to ADSL broadband services in some rural and 
>> regional areas."
> Two words: corporate welfare.

But wasn't there a fateful 
3 billion dollar rollout of FTTN services that was scotched
when Johnny and Sol couldn't stay in the same room with each other 
last year?!   What is going on here?


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