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

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sun Nov 13 10:25:53 AEDT 2011

Pretty sure.

Both companies had fixed budgets per househoild and blew their budgets
by duplicating infrastructure.
The eventually came to their senses and entered an agreement to divy up
the rest of the streets on an alternative basis.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Martin Barry
> Sent: Sunday, 13 November 2011 3:04 AM
> To: link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] "Shutting down copper is a really dumb 
> thing to do"
> $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 neither.
> cheers
> Marty
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