[LINK] Fears over fee hikes in Labor’s ambitious broadband plans

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Mon Jun 23 20:37:08 AEST 2008


..."Federal Government’s ambitious broadband plans could potentially 
drive up consumer prices for broadband services"...
..."speculation regarding wholesale prices upward of $75 a month for 
Labor’s planned network, will result in significantly higher retail 
prices across all service offerings"...
..."this could be as high as $85-$90 per month and broadband services 
will not be economically viable for 60 percent of the Australian 
..."In order for the broadband network to be accessible to markets like 
health and education, the service has to be based as a utility. There 
will be lower monetary returns than a service provider would want, if it 
was using the service to a profit"...

David Boxall                    |  The more that wise people learn
                                 |  The more they come to appreciate
                                 |  How much they don't know.

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