[LINK] NBN to cost 24 times South Korea's faster network, says research body

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Fri Feb 11 08:16:37 AEDT 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 09:34:01AM +1100, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Me on the EIU report:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/09/eiu_says_nbn_too_expensive/
> > *Iain Morris:* It includes both the initial fibre network and the 
> > current initiative (upgrade to 1Gbps). The current plan has US$1bn of 
> > public funds versus about US$26bn of private funds; the earlier plan 
> > also had similar splits between public- and private-sector funds.

so it's not 24 times the price for 76 times the land area.

it's roughly the same price for 76 times the land area (and 0.005%
of the population density) - and the NBN price includes building the
infrastructure almost from scratch, rather than just upgrading an
existing network from 100Mbps to 1Gbps.

the NBN's sounding like an absolute bargain compared to what Korea's
spending and has already spent.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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