Aussie Bob wrote:
> WE MUST be mad. Telstra is obliged under the universal service
> obligation to offer telephone customers a basic telephony service for
> $30 a month. The Rudd Government wants to replace this with a new
> service - the national broadband network - which on the most favourable
> assumptions will cost customers $60 to $70 a month for a basic telephone
> And to ensure customers will take up the new service, the Telstra copper
> wires that enable the $30 a month service will be ripped up.
Is that really true? If it is, I hope Parliament (i.e. The Senate)
wouldn't be stupid enough to pass it. I assumed the NBN was to be in
addition to the existing copper network.
Long-time resident of Adelaide, South Australia,
which may or may not influence my opinions.