[AusNOG] News: Minister Conroy contemplating Government-Funded undersea cable?

Tony de Francesco tonyd at pue.com.au
Fri Sep 28 16:29:12 EST 2012

That’s not an unusual anomaly; It’s also cheaper for me to fly 1000km from
Sydney to Brisbane than it is for me to get a cab 20km to the airport.

*From:* ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:
ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] *On Behalf Of *Noel Butler
*Sent:* Friday, 28 September 2012 3:53 PM
*To:* ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
*Subject:* Re: [AusNOG] News: Minister Conroy contemplating
Government-Funded undersea cable?

On Fri, 2012-09-28 at 11:42 +1000, Sean K. Finn wrote:


* *

*Threatens 'unfettered power' to drive down prices.*

Communications minister Stephen Conroy has threatened to fund a new
submarine link between Australia and the US out of the National Broadband
Network budget if international pricing does not fall to reasonable levels.

LOL, friday arvo funnies... Did conroy start drinking early?

it's apparently cheaper to get a per MB price to L.A on southern cross
cable, than per MB on NBN at 10km's
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