Ok... Chorus Gift Cards?
Not even going to write much as there isn't much in the way of explanation - who gets them, what criteria to distribute, where, etc...
Me: I'm thinking of getting Wireless Broadband! It's easy, there's no holes in my garden or house and... *CRASH*
*A LARGE INFLATABLE THING WITH A SMILEY FACE BURSTS THROUGH THE WALL*
Chorus Man: HELLO I AM CHORUS MAN HAVE SOME OF THESE
*CHORUS MAN THROWS GIFT CARDS AT MY HEAD UNTIL I'M UNCONSCIOUS*
*CHORUS MAN TURNS TO THE CAMERA*
Chorus Man: Don't make the same mistake muppet did. Get Fibre, or else.
Or to use it on their install stuff ups?
Anyone with a need for fiber get's it as soon as it's available. Maybe just spend the money on something useful like doing good quality installs instead of running cables along fences.
I'm a geek, a gamer, a dad and an IT Professional. I have a full rack home lab, size 15 feet, an epic beard and Asperger's. I'm a bit of a Cypherpunk, who believes information wants to be free and the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
Well since fiber is cheaper to maintain than derelict copper, bribing people to move off the copper is probably a great idea to reduce fault costs long term.
My guess is the bribe will be applied in areas with terrible copper first.
I think they're way more worried about the threat of wireless broadband now.
It's so much easier for people to connect, its speed and latency aren't too bad (Yes, you and I know fibre is way better, but my parents couldn't tell the difference), and most importantly the carriers who offer it are pushing it quite hard. As they would too, if they can deliver broadband over the air they can cut out the Chorus middleman. That equals faster provisioning time and more money for them as they don't have to share it.
Thus why Chorus are suddenly appearing in the media with ads about fibre and how great it is - they're working hard to ensure consumers associate broadband = fibre, not with any sort of wireless technology. Back when fibre was the only real way to get decent broadband, you didn't hear peep out of them.
If you're on a copper network, you're already paying Chorus. It's the threat of that disappearing they'll be worried about.