On 9/23/20, Rohan McLeod via luv-talk <luv-talk(a)luv.asn.au> wrote:
I would just like to clarify the recent decision to
the 100 Mb/s 'fibre-to-the-node, to 1Gb/s fibre-to-the-home.
What many of these left leaning anarchist commentators seem incapable of
is that when the ALP proposed this, they wickedly sought to burden the poor
taxpayer with yet another tax.
But what the Liberal government is proposing is an upgrade to provide
for companies and individuals who need more.
Whatever, it is a national infrastructure. Unfortunately Tony Abbot
sabotaged the deployment on the word of his wealthy business mates who
were going to be left with stranded assets. Despite promises of faster
and faster and cheaper, it cost a lot more, took a lot longer, and was
significantly slower. It would also be better as a public venture for
life, not necessarily to be run at a loss, but with any surplus
further funding civil society rather than already overly wealthy
executives who unduly rely on their "Personal Assistants" who actually
do the real work for less than a tenth of the salary of the executive.
Where would we be without Malcolm Turnbull 's
technological vision ? :-)
Just because we can do is not a good enough reason that we should do
unquestioningly. Whether to do or not, and quite how if we do proceed,
needs a lot more thought and consideration than is usual today. Some
things are done in a suitable fashion, some that should be done are
"left on the shelf", and too much that should not be started goes
ahead with unseemly haste and greed.