[LINK] NBN retail cost

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Mar 10 19:05:14 AEDT 2011

Greg writes,

>> don't want my taxes to build a cash-cow infrastructure for (providers)
> My understanding is that the government investment in NBN ($26bn) is 
> being largely financed using Commonwealth Bonds, with the objective of 
> eventual sale to private equity. In order to achieve this objective it 
> will need to achieve commercial rates of return & be priced accordingly.
> Your taxes have little to do with it.
> Identified National Broadband Network (NBN) funding sources and
> allocations  www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/bn/eco/NBNFunding.pdf Greg

Excellent points Greg. Thanks. So our NBN must make an attractive profit
asap, and government are just kick starting the plan. Hope it succeeds :)

Now I'll shut up about some social-justice elements to pricing forthwith.
Couldn't get Link interested in discussing proposed 150%+ markups anyway.


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