[LINK] "Shutting down copper is a really dumb thing to do"

Martin Barry marty at supine.com
Sun Nov 13 03:03:50 AEDT 2011

$quoted_author = "Tom Koltai" ;
> On the other hand, the reason we have no competition in Cable TV today
> is that that the Carriers went head to head with the fibre/HFC rollout
> until they carved up the country into alternative streets.

Are you sure? Going by my awareness of the situation in some of the suburbs
of Sydney (and hence YMMV for other suburbs and other cities) what actually
happened was that suburbs with favourable demographics and easy access got
both Telstra and Optus cable down every street and the other suburbs got


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