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The NBN (National Broadband Network)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RugbyReg, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Telstra is in the box-seat again.

    NBN: A BLEAK FORECAST FOR BROADBAND COMPETITION

    http://www.techly.com.au/2014/10/23/nbn-bleak-forecast-broadband-competition/

    "And what does that mean for you? A compromise. No significant changes to your broadband speed. No possibility for the Internet to be treated with the same importance as other utilities such electricity and water, let alone as an asset that could drive the new economy and fill the void left behind by the mining boom."

    What's good for Telstra is good for NBN Co

    http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/10/23/technology/whats-good-telstra-good-nbn-co

    "The Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been doing his best to ignore industry complaints about his handling of the telecommunications portfolio and the number of unanswered questions about how the government intends to successfully implement its NBN plan is growing daily.
    It is time for the telecommunications industry to step up to the plate. The government is providing ample opportunity for the industry to come together and fight what is clearly a spectacular mess. Speaking out in the media is not really going to achieve anything because Turnbull’s silence indicates he is not listening.
    There are two questions that the telecommunications industry needs to mull over - Will the telecommunications industry come together and turn its wrath on the government rather than lambasting Telstra in the media? And is it prepared to go to the courts to stop the government’s ill-advised changes to the NBN and telecommunications regulation?"
  2. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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  3. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Seeing as NBNCo don't own, or have access to, the copper and the HFC, Telstra is going to bend MT over bigtime, and they won't use lube.
  4. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Jobs for the boys.

    Very lucrative.

    Nevermind that during the election campaign MT said that his Mtm was "ready to go", and the costing of his Mtm was "bulletproof".

    After 14 months we have no permanent customer bases for the Mtm via HFC and for the Mtm via FTTN.

    NBN review costs top AU$2 million

    http://www.zdnet.com/au/nbn-review-costs-top-au2-million-7000035375/

    "NBN Co itself has spent AU$50.5 million on consultants in the last financial year, with a large portion of that funding going to Boston Consulting Group, KordaMentha, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu."
  8. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    The National Party realising that their Coalition partner is not serving their interests.

    Fears bush telecommunications being 'left behind'

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-10/senator-pledges-action-over-fears-bush/5879272

    "LNP Senator Barry O'Sullivan has met local government leaders to hear the concerns.

    "I am happy to say I am ashamed and I intend to go back and make a hell a lot of noise up and down the corridors at Canberra to try and get a resolution," he said."

    "Moderator professor Khorshed Alam said some parts of southern Queensland still did not have access to high-speed internet and that was starting to affect the way businesses operated."

    "He said rural communities were being held back by their lack of access to quality internet.

    "It will be the broadband internet. If you do not have good access, if you do not have a high speed, you cannot take advantage of the emerging digital economy," he said".
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  10. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Mtm demonstrates low ICT maturity, yet they won't improve faster by using expensive and obsolete physical infrastructure such as copper and HFC.

    Australian cities failing ICT test

    http://www.businessspectator.com.au...-advantage/australian-cities-failing-ict-test

    "Australia has fared poorly in Ericsson's 'Networked Society City Index', with Sydney coming in at 19 and Melbourne missing out on the top 40 altogether."

    "Networking firm Ericsson said cities with a low ICT maturity tend to be improving their ICT maturity faster than high performing cities, indicating a catch-up effect. It added many cities also have the opportunity to leapfrog others by avoiding expensive and increasingly obsolete physical infrastructure and instead moving straight into innovative applications using advanced mobile technology."
  11. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Our political system is going to leave us behind the rest of the world in a number of ways.

    And it doesn't matter who is in power. They are equally shit at getting stuff done but outdo each other when it comes to flaming one another.

    Everything haemorrhages if it does not have bipartisanship from the outset. If not, it descends into this big black hole of planning/review/budgeting/review/commission/budget again/blame/dismantle/another commission/procrastrinate because we have too keep everybody happy all the fucking time.

    EVERYBODY CAN'T BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME.

    Somebody please, do something.

    It's like a slow moving train wreck. The only variable is whether when the particular train in question crashes, will the conductor be wearing a blue or a red hat?

    It's broken. We will feel the effect not now, not next year but in a few years time.
  12. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    whilst I am we aren't great, a report by

    ie. a vendor wanting to sell more shit is not the most independant of advocates
  13. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    That doesn't change the fact that most of our ICT infrastructure is shit.
  14. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    true, just some context for the report
  15. Runner Nev Cottrell (35)

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    If the NBN was a viable entity then see what privatization would bring or would the sale be a flop?
  16. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    This point has been gone over many times.

    If the private sector was so good, there wouldn't have been the unnecessary and costly cable wars (in which Telstra and Optus both lost money), and the private sector would have built much of the infrastructure required, but they didn't.
  17. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    The moral of the story really is simply that Labor was rolled by Telstra and every government from now on will sit with a cooked goose.

    It's hard when you start in the red.

    Thanks Joolia.
  18. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    If the Coalition hadn't sold Telstra, the government wouldn't have to negotiate with Telstra to gain access to the pits and the ducts.

    So the moral of the story is the Coalition which cooked the goose.

    Thanks Johnny.
  19. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    You're right. John Howard didn't need the money at the time. He had revenue coming out his ears. There was no need to sell a thing.
  20. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Some of the revenue was from the mining boom - which he wasted.

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