NBN blowout


4BC Drive: In addition to a growing list of NBN budget blowouts, it has now been reported that 1/10 NBN Co workers have been issued American Express corporate credit cards. Shadow Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, gives his comment.

9 comments so far

  • W.O.F.T.A.M. 4000 customers and falling. This equates to $7 million dollars per customer.

    Phil of Mitchelton
    Date and time
    January 13, 2012, 5:02PM
    • Was nothing more than a token gesture to the unions from the start.
      +++ $43 bn Jobs for mates and nothing else.
      Outdated technology before the first cable was ever laid.
      It would do the Gillard Government a service to leave technological decisions to the geeks or maybe they should have listened to Dr No.

      Date and time
      January 16, 2012, 8:19AM
      • So now your a tech expert as well Bob.
        What good is a fibre optic cable to wireless communication.
        Because , in case you have't noticed, everythings gone mobile wi fi.
        Technology that will last for decades, now thats funny.
        Ever heard of "Moores law" Bob.
        Bob have you ever tried 5th gen wireless & 50 gb/s?
        50 gb/s Bob, that is higher than your IQ and can be accessed from even a jet flying at 10,000 metres or a ship 100 miles aout to sea.
        As I said before , it would do well that techno noobs like you and Julia should leave this sort of stuff to the geeks.

        Date and time
        January 16, 2012, 10:50AM
        • Oh Richard - outdated technology - I think not. Fibre Optic is the best available. It will be outdated sometime in the future as is all technology but will give great service for decades. Please don't mention wireless technology, I just got rid of it because it is just rubbish.

          Bob Lord
          Date and time
          January 16, 2012, 11:12AM
          • Phil, you are aware that the only areas that the NBN has thus far been rolled out is the northern tip of Tasmania, with a maximum reach of 4000?

            John of Caloundra
            Date and time
            January 16, 2012, 2:22PM
            • Richard: Everythings gone mobile wifi
              Reality: No it hasn't. Hard lines deliver the fastest speeds, and the most reliable service. Just ask one of those "geeks" you keep referring to.

              John of Caloundra
              Date and time
              January 16, 2012, 4:56PM
              • Senator Conroy stated on 7th September that "the NBN will provide a massive economic boost for the Australian economy, particularly in regional and remote communities."
                Well if you are looking for remote Julia Creek with a population of 500 between Mt Isa and Townsville is your piece de resistance and the Labor Party's NBN goes right under the town.

                The stoic remote town of Julia Creek, because it has a population of 500, does not qualify for the fibre optic service, even though it runs right under the town. The amazing vision of the Labor Party.
                The council has been told by NBN Co that it will cost them $1.14 million to connect and they should just wait for the wireless service.
                But why is it that the Town of 1770 with a population of just 80 does qualify for the fibre connection? Why are 30 other towns, many with much less than the magic 500 population figure, getting access to the fibre optic service?
                There is not much point to a railway line without railway stations.

                Date and time
                January 17, 2012, 9:45AM
                • What a load of crap by the taxpayer funded Getup Labor Propaganda Department by Bob Lord/John of Caloundra and by the SAME moron.
                  The NBN by the untrustworthy Conroy will cost closer to $90 Billion dollars & will have very few takers signing up to it across Australia.
                  This is another absolute monumental failure by the corrupt Slippery Labor Govt no one in Australia trusts.
                  Counting the days to get rid of this self serving arrogant despicable inept deceitful rats of the Labor Alliance Party out of office.
                  Most hated deceitful govt in our history.
                  Lies and more waste repetitively.
                  The Party of NO integrity and the loathing of the nation.
                  LABOR RATS with their leader, NOT ours the very worst cunning RAT of all.
                  The people WILL get rid of every single traitor to OUR nation!

                  Slippery Labor Billion Dollar Failure AGAIN!
                  Date and time
                  January 20, 2012, 8:37PM
                  • More disgusting Labor Govt waste on the fraudulent Carbon Tax SCAM:

                    Labor Carbon Waste Scam
                    Date and time
                    January 21, 2012, 12:53AM

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