[LINK] The politics of broadband

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Sep 7 20:04:03 EST 2010


Now that the NBN looks more likely to go ahead, I wonder whether the FUD 
will decrease. The "wireless will make fibre obsolete" meme seems to 
have a solid foothold in too many minds 
<http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1283663748/0#13>. An article 
that came out on election day 
<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/nbn-could-cost-households-an-extra-3000/story-fn59niix-1225908005122> 
is still causing concerns as well (only the alarming bits get publicity).

The campaign of misinformation was probably aimed at discrediting Labor, 
so it might die down now. Then again, it might not.

-- 
David Boxall                         | "Cheer up" they said.
                                     | "Things could be worse."
http://david.boxall.id.au            | So I cheered up and,
                                     | Sure enough, things got worse.
                                     |              --Murphy's musing


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