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The Forum > General Discussion > The real facts about our $40 billion NBN plan.

The real facts about our $40 billion NBN plan.

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Nobody knows!

How much will I pay for the use of the NBN?

Will I have to pay for it even if I don't use it? Happens with other services!

Are we really in a position to take such a gamble?

Do you think our youth, our future, will sacrifice their freedom (mobile network) for a bit more speed (land line Internet)?

I think most would agree that the majority of us are at financial breaking point, and interest rates are reasonably low.

Can we afford both? Especially since we look like having yet another tax.

Will it not make it easier for much of our 'IT' work to be taken off shore, along with our jobs? Much of our manufacturing is now being out sourced. Won't this make that easier?

Does anyone trust labor to administer this monster without stuffing it up?

Given the revelations of the past week or so, do you all think madam PM is telling us the truth about NBN?

Can we afford to place this huge amount on our credit card and hope we can pay it back, or hope it works?

Ultimately, what happens if it fails?
Posted by rehctub, Monday, 28 February 2011 7:08:03 AM
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A lot of questions there, but all hypothetical.
What makes you think it will be law to connect.
Gas meters are treated the same way, all new houses have a gas meter if you want it or not. That doesn't mean you have to use gas.
A big part of the fiber optic cable cost, is the expensive joining technique. To have these joins done as it happens, will be better in the longer term.
The cable will be available for you to connect, or it will be available for the next tennant to connect if wanted.
For the cable to be available to every house is no different than a telephone line terminating at your back door
Posted by 579, Monday, 28 February 2011 7:50:55 AM
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The fact that we are discussing the pros and cons of this "ideological" save face issue does not surprise me. Given the country is fast filling with imbeciles who have been so well cocooned in the society that was built for them that they have lost touch with the reality of life and are overseeing the enslavement of that same society to the financial caliphate.

But given Labor have delivered nothing complete, satisfactory, or cost effectively in four long years regretably the NBN will be a screw up and a few lucky ones will grow rich from it as our we and our kids pay it back. This reply is about reality, in the past four years the word BILLION has lost its worth to a great many Australians.

Imbeciles do not comprehend relativity, so letís talk about the figure of a BILLION.

The entire Snowy Mountains Scheme cost $6 BILLION in todayís dollars, one seventh of the cost to lay Gillardís cables.

The Mayor of Christchurch says it is going to cost $15 billion to rebuild the city of Christchurch, and that is virtually starting again for all intents.

It costs $60 million to build and staff a teaching hospital, we could build 680 hospitals.

Australiaís current account deficit is $20 odd billion and we are going to spend twice that on laying cables.

The earth is 40,000klms in circumference; 40 BILLION klms would travel around it 100,000 times.

A billion is a big number and imbeciles do not grasp that, whatever positive NBN brings it is not worth paying $40 BILLION so Gillard and Labor can attempt to save face.

Rehctub, I apologize for not sticking to the core of the thread, but attempting to reason with imbeciles who are only capable of regurgitating rhetoric is akin to reasoning with a toddler. We have to get rid of compulsory voting, then the scheiser will sink to the bottom again.
Posted by sonofgloin, Monday, 28 February 2011 11:24:36 AM
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ah hem, REAL and Facts?
Some what out of place here.
36 BILLION that is the costs.
leave you blokes to this one
several hundred posts in a handful of threads have just dug more trenches no one is moving.
Truth is indeed the first victim in war, this is both war and an inability to think out side a fixed area.
Posted by Belly, Monday, 28 February 2011 11:38:33 AM
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The latest shenanigans are that Labor is trying to write new legislation into networking to prevent anyone else building a network to compete with the NBN unless they build for everyone and price identically.

The NBN cannot function without complete protection from competition. This is not just a monopoly it is deeply corrupt.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Monday, 28 February 2011 1:03:00 PM
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Sonofgloin;
It would be a pretty small teaching hospital that you would get for
$60 million ! It would have to be in the hundreds of millions.
Posted by Bazz, Monday, 28 February 2011 1:33:33 PM
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