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Australia's $43 billion Fibre-to-the-home network

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The Federal Government has scrapped the controversial broadband tender process and will instead form a new public/private company to build a national network, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced.

 

Unveiling the surprise plan today, Mr Rudd described the $43 billion fibre-to-the-home scheme as the single largest infrastructure project in the country's history and said it would create 25,000 jobs a year during construction, with 37,000 in the busiest year.

 

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

 

Pretty good start in my opinion, but 8 years? And how much will the access pricing cost? Still I think this is well worth the investment and hopefully will be done properly and not monopolized in the future like Telstra was. Any thoughts on this?

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Any money that they won't do that in the NT. >_<

 

Yeah I'll bet $43 billion :P I'll be happy with a competitive priced 12Mbs.

 

Edit: Just realized my title says "Australia's $43 Fibre-to-the-home network", that's one cheap network. :lol:

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Yeah I'll bet $43 billion :P I'll be happy with a competitive priced 12Mbs.

 

Edit: Just realized my title says "Australia's $43 Fibre-to-the-home network", that's one cheap network. :lol:

 

LOL, well I'll be happy with $100/m Downspeed=>50mbs Upspeed=>40mbs :P

 

That will never happen in Australia tho. It may but not in the NT ROFL

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Yes <img src='http://www.devfuse.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> , It's amazing hey ? <img src='http://www.devfuse.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

 

i thought they were eaten by crocs :s

 

Hopefully this will be expandable, because a 100mbit line isn't that new, optus does it, a 4g network would do it . . . honestly it needs a gbit connection!!

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