This is what happens when you have an adult take over the NBN project.

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  1. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Looks like we finally have someone who thinks thinks through and weighs up options in charge of this project now despite Labor's fear mongering and Murdoch conspiracy theories.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus...continue-for-now/story-e6frgaif-1226726270885
     
  2. Dabloodymess

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    tbh if paying for faster porn downloads and facebook for people that don't even utilise the current bandwidth will stop all the butthurt whinging then I say they just do it. Like my dad who turns his PC on once a month to do netbanking.... give the man fibre then we can all shut up about it!

    All the hot air and being emitted by supporters of the Labor NBN is melting the ice caps :p
     
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    What scares me is some of the dinosaurs in the Liberal camp going on about how their 5Mbit wireless connection is perfectly fine...
     
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    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Do you have a link to that quote from specific members of the Liberal Party or is that propaganda?
     
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    I wish they would hurry up and finish it. I can't wait to start the petition for TTTH (Train To The Home)
    The economy would really benefit from having a high speed train service to to every front door, it's not like money is a problem, we can just borrow and print that stuff...
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    And 3 hookers on that train for each house - no need for high speed porn then.
     
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    ^ +1. Then my porn downloads can involve getting real women/animals/miscellaneous delivered :)
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    This is going weird - I understand the women and animals bit, but what do you mean by miscellaneous?
     
  9. aleks

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    My above quote is pretty much paraphrasing Peter Reith. You must have short memory if you can't remember what Tony Abbot has publicly stated....
     
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    If someone says their dial up is fine then it is! for them anyway. Don't make them pay for stuff they won't use.

    The current providers were all doing a great job of increasing internet speeds for everyone.(especially considering our recent/partially current but diminishing monopoly that Telstra has)
     
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    Yep. But when you've got someone knocking on their twilight years using his personal situation to down play the need for fast internet.... for everyone else :rolleyes:
     
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    Weelllllll technically....if its a bullet train then it kind of still is 'high speed porn'
     
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    Can I get the government to pay for the hookers as well? I am sure there is cost saving there since I will need less bandwidth and my seat on the train can be given to paying customers.

    Who do I vote for? It is the least that I am entitled to.
     
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    The NBN should have been rolled out in Brisbane ,Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide first...The CBD's and around universities and Industrial areas, Defence and Government Institutions should have been done first..

    If it was done this way income would be coming in quicker to pay for it.

    But what did we get...Areas with less population and less business getting priority in construction. Why? Because of political pressure from independent MP's who demanded it be so because they could.

    I only hope the Malcolm Turnbull sees the light and comes to a likewise conclusion.

    Regards Errol 43
     
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    of course
    Don't vote for anyone ?

    Really? How does the defence and govt institutions make money from faster internet? Don't they already have fast links?

    How do businesses make more money from faster internet? Very few businesses that I know profit directly from fast internet. Businesses in general are already paying for the internet that they need. Are they going to be saving packet loads of money because it is heaps cheaper? evidence ?
    How will this "help pay" for the rest of the NBN Role out ?

    Do you have anything supporting your statement ?
     
  16. Shaddam IV

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    Refresh my memory and give me a link to exactly what he publicly stared....
     
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    o_O

    I don't know of a business that isn't making money from faster Internet (being reasonable, I'm talking about current speeds compared to ADSL 1 or slower, which I think is a reasonable current definition of fast versus slow).

    You may be forgetting the old adage that a dollar saved = a dollar earned.

    Because of ADSL 2+ speeds, many businesses have been able to ditch expensive POTS lines and switch to VoIP. That move alone for my business has halved (no exaggeration) our telecommunications costs. Each and every client I know has made savings of at least 25% through to 60% in the same area, and this does not begin to factor in the productivity benefits from remote access capabilities (again, largely possible due to reasonable Internet speeds ubiquitously available to homes and businesses) and the benefits of e-mail.

    This is the beginning point of fast Internet - these gains already are fantastic, bring on higher speed, and the possibilities become richer again.

    I haven't even begun to talk about cloud based services - something that, unless you're on a really good connection (oh, say, fibre for example) become even more compelling.

    I would argue that Internet speed and cost savings to business go hand in hand - there would be very few businesses that wouldn't benefit from greater speed & throughput.
     
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    As the internet gets faster, people get slower.
     
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    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/...bps-enough-for-the-future-20130410-2hkcv.html

     
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    That reference is from April, well before the election was called and proper policy drafted. What is dubious is that quote is the only quote they have used to generate an entire article.

    Don't just pick and choose to suit your own point of view. How about this, also in that article:

    User pays. It's how life should be.
     

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