[LINK] A national broadband network?

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Nov 21 09:43:36 AEDT 2011

More depressing, Nick, The Oz knows damn well that sign-on numbers of a 
trial network do not make a story.


On 21/11/11 9:25 AM, Nick Ross wrote:
> Oh dear. Here we go again.
> Valuing the NBN on signups is like saying the Sydney Harbour Bridge's
> business plan was based on charging tolls to cross it.
> The entire NBN will be paid for by cost savings to the Health System alone
> and I shall prove it.
> Competing technologies? Beyond fibre? Really?
> People not signing up because it's not finished? That's like saying the
> telephone network was doomed because no one bought a phone before it was
> finished.
> If Australia loses the NBN it will be akin to a criminal act inflicted upon
> it.
> What's most depressing of course is that Labor is failing to sell it, NBN
> is failing to sell it, the Coalition are going unchallenged about making
> things up to slag it off and mainstream media doesn't have a clue.
> N
> On 20 November 2011 18:41, stephen at melbpc.org.au<stephen at melbpc.org.au>wrote:
>> Feeling somewhat peeved regarding this ..
>> All over the net today .. "In all, about 18,000 homes now have access to
>> the NBN, but only about 2,000 paying subscribers have been registered by
>> the NBN Co, making for an 11 per cent connection rate."
>> A national broadband network?
>> Surely, with an 11 per cent network connection rate the NBN can hardly
>> be called a national broadband network, which must include actual take
>> up, and utilization, to be correctly termed any computer etc network.
>> Seems to me that ongoing usage costs must be the problem? Whatever, at
>> this rate, it's a dud. And, something needs to be done. Quickly. Hence
>> though a firm supporter roll-on any and all competing net technologies.
>> Stephen
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