[LINK] NBN low income scheme

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Oct 26 12:47:10 AEDT 2011

At 10:24 AM 26/10/2011, Tom Koltai wrote:
>(And don't tell me the NBN doesn't have a USO. Universal Broadband was
>the justification for it's existence.)

But not free. Universal access will provide that. But this isn't 
telephone we're talking about. The end equipment and user support is 
immense in comparison. You can't give people who don't want to learn 
about them a computer and not provide support. The gear ends up as a 
doorstop. That's why I said that phone is essential (health, 
emergencies), but although I love my computer, I can adjust if 
required. My other proviso was in the case of school children. I can 
see a benefit in subsidising access to that equipment and support, 
which they will learn in school.

Internet is optional. Voice is not. And I believe I read on link that 
you can get a voice only service on NBN.


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