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

Richard Biggs Richard.Biggs at ucaqld.com.au
Fri Sep 28 16:36:40 EST 2012

Easier to lay cable in the Ocean then to dig trenches through roads etc.

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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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