[AusNOG] Labor to force people to connect to broadband
vk6ksj at westnet.com.au
Fri Jul 30 13:57:09 EST 2010
Labor to force people to connect to broadband
So, if I have this correct, Conroy says:
"The cynics, the doomsayers, claimed we were only going to get 10 per cent or 15 per cent [on the network]," he told ABC Radio.
"We've already got 50 per cent signed up."
That's 50% from three towns in Tasmania, that's like saying "since 50% of Leonora, Wiluna and Laverton in WA have signed up that this is gunna be awesome". Considering the infrastructure, or lack thereof, in those towns, why wouldn't they say "yes"?!
If it was actual figures after the whole country was rolled out and he has 50%, that might be something to get excited about but even then, it's opt-out AND it's only 50%, not really a good update percentage considering how awesome it's supposed to be and what it will cost.
Tasmania's getting connected, that's great, but, who's providing backhaul and was that put to tender? or how was that decided? someone wanna put me through to Conroy's office so I can talk to him constructively? or at least try to? thanks.
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