quickymart: I think Tim moved and that was that.
Home ADSL: School:
I would imagine that the cost to run the fibre down into the village is at least half a million - so why falter at the last step ?
As I pointed out, the high density of Okura means that 'last step' is no worse than any other suburb.
I am not asking for an infinite pot of Government money - TANSTAAFL. Perhaps I'm looking for more transparency in decisions on the availability of what is a 'Public Good' and not simply a competitive, commercial offering. Why not show the economic realities on a map - to allow the country to understand them and perhaps to allow communities to 'top up' a shortfall - if that is seen as worthwhile ?
MichaelNZ: ... I suggest a little exercise for you. Go around your village and see how many people are prepared to sign a contract committing themselves to say $5,000 as a contribution towards the cost.
My bet is it will be a wake up call about how much Joe Average really wants UFB. ...
Is it just a legacy mindset from our great Post Office tradition ?
While the locations of cabinets and exchanges are not publically accessible, mapping data and tables showing upgrade areas isn't. This is all publically accessible on the Chorus website.
pdh: I'm very grateful for sbiddle raising my hopes for VDSL in Okura in 2015/6 - but again, it's from information that's not 'in the public domain'.
But why ? Why can't we have visibility ? Is it just a legacy mindset from our great Post Office tradition ?