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

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Fri Feb 11 15:24:21 AEDT 2011

On 11/02/11 9:13 AM, Paul Brooks wrote:
> On 11/02/2011 8:16 AM, Craig Sanders wrote:
>> 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.
> > From what I'm reading, they also have not excluded the costs of the wireless and
> satellite portions of the NBN - comparing the entire fibre+wireless+satellite cost of
> the NBN with a 90-something percent coverage fibre only network is yet another glaring
> hole in the "study"
> Fail.
There's always someone more eagle-eyed than me! I completely overlooked 
this aspect, Paul, and you're right.


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