[LINK] Demand 'still not there' for 1Gbps: NBN Co
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Wed Feb 15 16:14:32 AEDT 2017
On 15/02/2017 2:56 PM, David Lochrin wrote:
> ... I can't see any responsible government now embarking on a project
> with a payback time of anything like 100 years ...
A government that's too scared to invest in vital infrastructure is far
from "responsible". It's not fit to govern. Today's Australian
Conservatives are a degenerate lot. Bob Menzies must be spinning in his
By the way, I said fibre will probably last a century or more. How long
it might take to pay back its costs is a different question. Whether it
matters if it pays back its costs at all is another. See, there's value
in the infrastructure. That too must be offset against its cost.
What is the value of lives saved? What is the value of lives enhanced?
What is the value of business facilitated? Not having the infrastructure
carries costs as well.
I've argued that the infrastructure would cost very little and could
easily run at a profit, but should be run to balance.
http://david.boxall.id.au/201604/#Wellallberooned You're saying that a
government that's afraid to invest in a profitable endeavour is
"responsible". I disagree. I reckon we could afford our dollar per week.
Heck, we could probably go a whole $2!
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| And it worked.
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