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Topic # 31978 7-Apr-2009 11:59

What was once a 4.7billion AUD National Broadband Network tender based on Fibre-to-the-Node network implementation it has just changed to a 43billion AUD Fibre-to-the-Home project owned by the government.
After the bidding companies and the government spent millions of dollars on this tender.... 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/07/2536726.htm

Nice initiative from the government promising 100Mb speeds at homes (instead of 12Mb, which was guaranteed in the tender), but where is this money will come from?




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

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  Reply # 205722 7-Apr-2009 12:19
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In essence the Australian Government sold its last stake in Telstra to Mums and Dads.....
and is now saying that its going to build a competing network against Telstra.

I'd be feeling pretty sore if I paid up for those Telstra shares from the Government.

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