Analysis: How much would it cost to connect NBN fibre to rural Australia?

CREDIT: CARL CURTAIN (ABC RURAL)

If you’ve wondered why we can’t get fibre to places that got copper almost a century ago, the answer is $16 billion dollars. Is it still worth it though?

Read: How much would it cost to connect NBN fibre to rural Australia?
By Richard CHIRGWIN, ABC Technology and Games, 31 JAN 2013
© Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2013

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4 thoughts on “Analysis: How much would it cost to connect NBN fibre to rural Australia?

  1. There is only one way to answer that question. Government can not ever know if a project is “worth it” or not.
    Only if left alone to the market, if the consumers pay the full cost for a service, provided by private entities will we ever know if it is worth it.
    Why should Peter pay for Paul’s internet in the outback when it was Paul’s choice to live where it would cost a fortune to install a fiber ?

      • Oh… Well I will make up what you said instead..

        Well why don’t you support (I’m assuming you don’t) building a monorail to every house in the country? Surely we would all benefit greatly from having super fast subsidised transport to our doors?
        This would be of far greater value to us than fast internet

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