[LINK] NBN retail cost

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Mar 11 09:19:31 AEDT 2011

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> 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.

At the February NBNCo customer forum, in Sydney, a figure of 
7% return was mentioned.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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