[LINK] The politics of broadband

Frank O'Connor foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Tue Sep 7 23:18:18 EST 2010


Mmmm ...

Mainly because the various Wireless providers pushed it so hard ... 
themselves and in other forums.

Abbott was just ignorant, but tried to make a virtue of it. Other 
parties were a tad more mercenary in their approach.

Won't stop them trying to feed at the trough, but they're not likely 
to have a heap of political clout now.

			Regards,
---
At 8:04 PM +1000 on 7/9/10 you wrote:
>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.
>
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