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

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed Oct 21 16:07:02 AEDT 2015

On 21/10/2015 3:56 PM, Frank O'Connor wrote:
> No,
> 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.

Agree and I worked at NBN Co for a while on the internal IT side. It's 
full of people from other telcos all trying to replicate what they had 
at their previous companies. Nobody stood back and asked - how can we do 
this better than has been done in the past?

It's all an opportunity gone begging.

> 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.

Also on the upside, it will create more jobs when they have to 
re-mediate the mess they are currently implementing. Better than the dole.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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