[LINK] NBN low income scheme

Jan Whitaker 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 
hardware either.

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.


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