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

Frank O'Connor foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Wed Jan 17 23:31:07 AEDT 2007

At 9:41 PM +1100 on 17/1/07 Jan 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.

Mmmm ... I predicted Telstra would make a play for the lions share of 
what's in the trough 12 months back - even as they were saying that 
servicing the country was uneconomic.


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