[LINK] NBN spent $14m on 1800km of new copper for FTTN

Frank O'Connor francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Wed Oct 21 15:56:01 AEDT 2015


It goes beyond ‘dumb’.

Sadly, that’s been a hallmark of our country for the last three years or so, so I’m guessing you’re using the ‘not that dumb’ assessment when measured against other landmark political decisions we’ve seen on refugee policy, climate policy, transport policy, fiscal policy, budgetary policies, environmental approvals and other terrific examples of public policymaking that have become the norm rather than the exception of late.

The MTM NBN is simply a 60 billion dollar White-Elephant-In-The-Making, disaster-waiting-to-happen, monumental-waste-of-public-funds, obsolete-before-it-is-complete, politically motivated screw up … but of little moment, compared to the rest of the policies on the table that really make Australia and Australians look bad.

On the upside, hopefully this increased copper demand will see the price of copper soar, so those with shares in the copper miners should be ecstatic.

Just my 2 cents worth …
> On 21 Oct 2015, at 1:30 PM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Well, lets ignore that they actually said the copper was to hook the 60,000
> node pillars up to the existing copper. It's still dumb, but not that dumb.
> That's only 30 meters per pillar.
> Michael
> On 21 Oct 2015 1:17 PM, "David Boxall" <linkdb at boxall.name> wrote:
>> What's the logic here? :/
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