* Posts by HJ_Smith

1 publicly visible post • joined 11 Apr 2016

Australia's broadband policy is a flimsy, cynical House of Cards


Axe-grinding much?

While reading this article all I could hear was the axe-grinding.

"He laughed, and openly ridiculed me."

And there it is.

The truth is, the cost of the original ALP NBN was built on shoddy budgeting and would have been an astronomical price in reality. Who pays for that? The taxpayer.

And ultimately, the take-up for NBN is low because people aren't buying it. You can't force people to spend their money on things they don't want.

Again, all these bloody tech journalists are living in some cushy magical world where everything happens for free and 1Gbps solves everyone's problems.