Recently on a Facebook discussion page…
group member Kelly Roxanne asked,
“How will any future Government be able to sell it (the NBN) given that it will cost so much?”
I know it’s rude to answer a question with a question, but it’s also My fucken blog, so if you don’t like it, that’s what the Comments section is for!
What’s the difference between a 2015 base model V6 Commodore and a 2015 HSV SS V8? Although you’ve paid a bit more for the luxury and power of the top spec model on the day you drove it from the showroom, in ten years time when you want to sell it you’re more likely to get a good price for it over the six, and you’ll have more potential buyers knocking at your door. If on the other hand you did buy the base model, it will have cost you heaps more over the years to keep it performing at a level similar to both the top spec V8 and other cars having better engineering, plus you’re still going to lose money when you sell it. Now, consider yourself in the market for a fully complete and operational 21st century telecommunications network, including all infrastructure, goodwill, customer base and so forth. Would you want a crappy base model six cylinder designed in the year 1995 that no-one else on the planet is driving anymore, needs $25000 in new parts now, plus a $5000 per year maintenance bill to operate (a.k.a FTTN NBN), or would you rather buy the 2010-designed HSV (a.k.a FTTP NBN)? Although it’s a fair few grand more than the Liberal National Party’s V6 that they’ll let go for whatever they can get for it, the HSV’s got more power, better fuel economy, nothing needed to repair and no ongoing extraordinary operating costs.
At the recent election, voters simply did not take any notice of how much public money had been directed into corporate pockets by way of the NBN farce. The best part of $15 billion has been funneled into Telstra and Optus shareholder accounts – with more to go by way of repair and maintenance contracts – due to the way the Multi-Technology Mix project was structured by Turnbull. He knew that a full Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) owned and run by the government would see his corporate buddies lose market share (read: cash), so he devised a telecoms system which would utilise privately owned infrastructure, then wrongfully declared that his all-new plans would deliver faster internet to all Australians sooner, and not cost anywhere near the same as Labor’s Fibre To The Premises GPON vision. Unfortunately for so many Australians who are now stuck with Fibre To The Node 25 megabits down / 5 megabits up junk, Turnbull was only ever wanting to keep his corporate mates living in the manner to which they’d become accustomed. What better way to guarantee your spot in the top office, and a great private sector job once the public votes you out, than to give your private enterprise buddies such an incredibly devious, ridiculously cheap but perfectly legal way to drink the public treasury dry? If you don’t agree with what I’m saying there, then please explain to me and the readers why someone who calls himself “The Father of Australian Internet” – someone who waxed lyrical for over three years about The Innovation Nation – would choose outdated networking technologies (which the rest of the western world were dismantling) in favour of the most up-to-date future-proof and higher quality full fibre-to-client systems? In early 2013, when Turnbull announced his FTTN/MTM plans, communications and technology experts from all over the world screamed their disapproval, but yet he went ahead. He then somehow sold the dumb fuckwit Abbott on the idea, and now you’re stuck with it. To those on FTTN, and those slated to receive it sometime in the next five years, I say this…
SERVE YOUR FUCKEN SELVES RIGHT!
IT experts and engineering project managers from across the country recently concluded that, had the Labor NBN plan not been stymied and effectively fucked off in favour of the Massive Turnbull Mess, the taxpayer funds spent on
(a) restructuring the contracts that the LNP were able to following the 2013 election,
(b) buying the dilapidated copper and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial hardware from private telco operators,
(c) buying outdated and redundant Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer hardware at higher prices than what is required to build a GPON,
(d) payments to private telcos to rebuild and maintain the unseviceable hardware purchased by NBNCo.,
(e) operating the FTTN hardware (ie., electricity from privatised ulilities providers)
would see approximately 75% of those premises passed by NBN FTTN services today have a full GPON at their doorstep instead. Turnbull knew that if the landscape were such, his best mate Rupert Murdoch would no longer hold the monopoly on telecoms. With Rupert having none of that, the rest (as they say) is history. It’s also the reason why I don’t call Turnbull stupid. Sadly only Royal Commissions into both the finance sector and the National Broadband Network Project will highlight just how cunningly clever the lying sack of shit Malcolm Bligh Turnbull really is!
With Thanks to Hairy…