[LINK] Broadband plan tipped to bring higher prices
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Apr 7 15:16:13 AEST 2009
> Updated April 7, 2009 14:22:00
> Market analysts say broadband prices are likely to rise, after the Government unveiled an amibitious new $43 billion plan to build a national fibre-to-the-home broadband network.
> But analysts are astonished at the upfront cost and say they have concerns about the network's commercial viability.
> "I've got no idea what's driving the Government to do this," Ivor Ries, an analyst with EL and C Baillieu Stockbroking, says.
> "They're saying a network that will deliver 100 megabits per second, that would exceed current household consumption by a factor of 100 times
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