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NBN terminated

By johnboy - 30 October 2013 47

Kate Lundy is drawing attention to the Liberals yanking the rug out from under the feet of those already signed up for NBN connection:

The Abbott Government has terminated the National Broadband Network’s fibre rollout in multiple Canberra suburbs, leaving local residents and businesses having to rely on last century’s copper for their broadband.

The rollouts in Belconnen, Bruce, Cook, Macquarie, Aranda, Dickson, O’Connor, Turner, Braddon, Reid, Campbell, Acton and the City have all been terminated.

This means over 19,000 Canberra premises which were expecting to receive fibre in a matter of months will now be denied the service.

Residents and businesses in the affected areas will be left with one of two choices: battle on using outdated copper, or fork out up to $5,000 to have fibre connected to their home or business.

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NBN terminated
dkNigs 9:55 pm 30 Oct 13

puggy said :

Honest query, but can you link to info on Foxtel via ADSL?

You will need a Telstra T-Box or Xbox to get Foxtel over ADSL, it’s cheaper than OTA, but some shows will be blacked out as they do not have streaming rights. It’s cheaper than even the base package though to get an unblock-us account, as well as Hulu+ and Netflix subscriptions.

gazket 9:54 pm 30 Oct 13

Deref said :

Robertson said :

Whining about cost benefit analyses is a complete waste of time.
The NBN was proving a great success.
Abbott is now repaying Murdoch by sabotaging this excellent project that was very efficiently delivering much-needed infrastructure.

+1

This is just Tony’s payback to Rupert Morloch for the election win.

It seems to me Rupert would make more money with NBN .

All the NBN bosses resigned a few weeks ago there’s no one there to run it, so that would be why things have stopped.

The NBN will have to restructure so all dates will probably change .

dkNigs 9:51 pm 30 Oct 13

Inner North Canberra reduced from full rollout map of “under construction” to three blocks in Braddon around the Telstra exchange.

WilliamZ 9:38 pm 30 Oct 13

Perhaps it’s just bad luck…or maybe even 50 years later…”Australia is a lucky country, run by second-rate people who share its luck.”

caf 9:05 pm 30 Oct 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Its going cost them a real bundle to get out of all those signed up contracts with the contractors.

As long as they can screw over some Labor-voting electorates, I guess they’ll consider it money well spent.

puggy 8:40 pm 30 Oct 13

c_c™ said :

The supposed dent made to Foxtel’s business will exist whether you get a 25 VDSL connection of a 100 Fibre connection. The fact that Foxtel is rolling out services on ADSL already suggests not only are they not threatened by fixed internet, but they embracing it…

Honest query, but can you link to info on Foxtel via ADSL?

Also, decent HD pay TV would take up much of that 25Mbps, not leaving much left over for anyone in the house just surfing the net, so yeah, 100Mbps is a threat.

nhand42 7:01 pm 30 Oct 13

c_c™ said :

The supposed dent made to Foxtel’s business will exist whether you get a 25 VDSL connection of a 100 Fibre connection.

Nobody’s getting 25 VDSL.

justin heywood 7:01 pm 30 Oct 13

c_c™ said :

The Murdoch argument makes no sense and people should give it a rest.
The supposed dent made to Foxtel’s business will exist whether you get a 25 VDSL connection of a 100 Fibre connection. The fact that Foxtel is rolling out services on ADSL already suggests not only are they not threatened by fixed internet, but they embracing it, and would likely love it if the government foot the bill for massive distribution infrastructure, letting them ditch the satellite infrastructure and compete with the tide of on-demand services that will supplant broadcast businesses.

All true, but simple minds see conspiracy everywhere. Their enemies are superr-evil and super-smart.

scoot 6:50 pm 30 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Whining about cost benefit analyses is a complete waste of time.
The NBN was proving a great success.
Abbott is now repaying Murdoch by sabotaging this excellent project that was very efficiently delivering much-needed infrastructure.

This is a real shame. One of the largest opportunities for social and economic benefit, gone. Cheers..

Rawhide Kid Part3 6:37 pm 30 Oct 13

Its going cost them a real bundle to get out of all those signed up contracts with the contractors.

c_c™ 6:06 pm 30 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Whining about cost benefit analyses is a complete waste of time.
The NBN was proving a great success.
Abbott is now repaying Murdoch by sabotaging this excellent project that was very efficiently delivering much-needed infrastructure.

The Murdoch argument makes no sense and people should give it a rest.
The supposed dent made to Foxtel’s business will exist whether you get a 25 VDSL connection of a 100 Fibre connection. The fact that Foxtel is rolling out services on ADSL already suggests not only are they not threatened by fixed internet, but they embracing it, and would likely love it if the government foot the bill for massive distribution infrastructure, letting them ditch the satellite infrastructure and compete with the tide of on-demand services that will supplant broadcast businesses.

Deref 5:55 pm 30 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Whining about cost benefit analyses is a complete waste of time.
The NBN was proving a great success.
Abbott is now repaying Murdoch by sabotaging this excellent project that was very efficiently delivering much-needed infrastructure.

+1

This is just Tony’s payback to Rupert Morloch for the election win.

harvyk1 5:38 pm 30 Oct 13

mossrocket said :

I guess Kate has lots of time on her hands now…

Shame she didn’t use her position as techno chick MP and press for a proper cost benefit analysis after Conroy brain-farted his way through drawing the NBN on some napkins in the Rudd Force One 747…

If Labor had done that – instead of promising the world and delivering SFA (cue Gungahlin Al) we might not be in this position…

but I guess it’s easier to say the plug is being pulled – even though the cord didn’t exist..

Well this has to have been the cleverest post I’ve ever seen. Somehow the liberals cancelling a project which was the brainchild of Labor is Labors fault…

Could you please explain exactly how your logic came to this conclusion?

In my mind, the fact that the libs basically went to an election with the plan to gut the NBN is the reason why they are now gutting the NBN, despite the fact it is super short sighted.

The only reason why they are not shutting the NBN down altogether is that shutting down the NBN would be a politically bad move. Nothing preventing them from killing it off slowly by making the project fail however…

Robertson 5:25 pm 30 Oct 13

Whining about cost benefit analyses is a complete waste of time.
The NBN was proving a great success.
Abbott is now repaying Murdoch by sabotaging this excellent project that was very efficiently delivering much-needed infrastructure.

mossrocket 5:10 pm 30 Oct 13

I guess Kate has lots of time on her hands now…

Shame she didn’t use her position as techno chick MP and press for a proper cost benefit analysis after Conroy brain-farted his way through drawing the NBN on some napkins in the Rudd Force One 747…

If Labor had done that – instead of promising the world and delivering SFA (cue Gungahlin Al) we might not be in this position…

but I guess it’s easier to say the plug is being pulled – even though the cord didn’t exist..

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