[LINK] Expert predicts broadband cost blowout

Frank O'Connor foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Fri Jul 30 10:54:01 AEST 2010

Ahhhh ...

An IBM project manager. That explains a lot.

As a rule IBM projects always come in way over budget, way over time, 
and way under featured (when tested against their original bid specs) 
... so it's natural he'd make such a mistake.

That said, the NBN is still in the early stages and I'd be surprised 
if there weren't some cost blowouts (for remote area connections for 
example) along the way. I'd also expect (as Quigley commented) that 
they'll get better and cheaper at the high population density 
installations as they go along ... and this will average out against 
the cost blow outs for the more difficult connections.

At 10:29 AM +1000 30/7/10, Stilgherrian wrote:
>On 30/07/2010, at 10:18 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>  So who is the "expert" Malcolm McKenzie?
>Quite possibly this guy? A program manager at IBM and before that at 
>other telcos?
>He also seems to have twoLinkedIn profiles, unless there's a strange 
>Very remiss of the ABC not to explain who an "expert" is...
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