[LINK] NBN low income scheme
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Oct 26 09:11:03 AEDT 2011
At 10:33 PM 25/10/2011, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>been made aware of proposed NBN charges, might expect
>such low-income access schemes be made available. Who, what, when & how
>will need careful, not ipso-facto, consideration as you suggest Richard.
Who pays for concession discounts for other utilities? Is it a
government subsidy to the company or do the companies just build it
into their own expense models? I would see this as no different,
especially for telephone services. Perhaps it's something that could
be combined with some of the hardware recycling programs because
those who don't have connection now will likely not have the required
Voice comms continuity is a basic requirement issue in some way, be
it wireless or wired. Internet should continue to be optional, but a
possible discounted option available, particularly in homes with
school age children.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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