I HAVE a question for Malcolm Turnbull. I live a bit over 4kms from the exchange and have ADSL 2+. Because of the old copper wires in my street, the best download speed I ever get is 500k.
You’re going to put a node in at the end of my street (about 1.5-2 km away ... I’m the last house in a dead end street) and use the old copper wires that can’t give me any more speed at the moment, and your telling me my speed is going to increase to 25 megabit. When did you have this dream?
I have a friend who can’t get ADSL. It’s not because it’s not available, it is. It’s just that every one of the copper wires in the street is being used by other residents and there is none left for him.
Because your mate Johnny Howard sold off Telstra to private enterprise, they will not upgrade the lines in the street for one house. How will putting a node at the end of his street help?
I think you need to wake up from this fairy tale world your sleeping in and talk to someone who knows what they’re talking about.
By the way. Have your costings made allowances for the annual maintenance bill of $1,000,000,000.00 That’s one billion dollars a year just to keep it working.
One last point. After the election and you finally bow to public pressure on this issue and put fibre to the home, will the Liberals make it law that it can never be sold off to private enterprise for a quick cash grab like you did with Telstra?
Bruce Nicholson, KAP Candidate for Hume.