Petition to penny pinching Australian government elect for 'Fibre To The Home' Internet

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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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If you're an Australian citizen or plan to reside in the country in the future, I entreat you to sign (and disseminate) this petition in order to try dissuade the newly elected, technologically inept, conservative government of the country to go ahead with their plans to dump the current NBN (National Broadband Network) project for the markëdly inferior FTTN ([optical] Fibre To The Node) set-up.



• FTTH (Fibre To The Home) can yield up to 100Mb/s, realistically only limited only by relay switching
• FTTN only 12Mb/s (touted to deliver up to 25Mb/s by those promoting it, which is little more than the nominal speeds the current networks tout to offer (20Mb), anyway)
• The cost of the alternate (slower) plan is cheaper in the short term, but ends up costing the same in the long run; as the ageing copper wires running to homes must be replaced eventually
• If consumers want fibre to their homes, they'll have to foot the costs (AU$2000 - 3000), leaving renters and the like out in the cold
• Slower Internet in Australia clearly only benefits Rupert Murdoch - the guy that used his media clout to essentially win the country's recent election - and his feebly penetrating pay TV service

Do not let Australia lag behind the world in the most important means of communication and learning since the invention of transcription itself.







posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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MisterMahound
If you're an Australian citizen or plan to reside in the country in the future, I entreat you to sign (and disseminate) this petition



I did a written petition last saturday.
Didnt do any good.

edit on 11-9-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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^ This petition has 190K+ signatories already, up 9K from 12 hours ago.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:06 PM
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• The cost of the alternate (slower) plan is cheaper in the short term, but ends up costing MUCH MORE in the long run; as the ageing copper wires running to homes must be replaced eventually and most of the FTTN equipment will need to be thrown away and replaced with FTTH equipment when the time comes.


FIFY

You have a good heart and all, and this is a worthy endeavor. But Abbot won't listen to anybody anyway. His entire career has been to white ant everybody between him and the Prime Minister*, now that he has it there is no one left to white ant except the entire country. And boy will he go about that task with glee.

* (see Downer, Costello, Turnbull. He even ensured the Liberals would lose in 2007 so Costello wouldn't succeed Howard).

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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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rnaa
Abbot won't listen to anybody anyway. His entire career has been to white ant everybody between him and the Prime Minister*, now that he has it there is no one left to white ant except the entire country. And boy will he go about that task with glee.

* (see Downer, Costello, Turnbull. He even ensured the Liberals would lose in 2007 so Costello wouldn't succeed Howard).

He may not listen to his own Machiavellian kind in Canberra, but he'll have no choice but to listen if his approval rating drops to George W. Bush levels. He only got the leadership by a vote because two senators were absent and Turnbull is more popular than Abbort and Kevvy combined!

Beware the ides of September, Mr Abbort.

(212,000)
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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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Once upon a time I would have agreed with you. But Turnbull's boat has sailed. The Libs are crazy but they aren't stupid - they took every advantage of Labors infighting and aren't about to repeat that mistake.

When their idiotic policies start to really run down the country, Rupert will arrange for a double dissolution and they'll run it down even further. Then they'll lose the next election (assuming Labor has reorganized from top to bottom by then) and Hockey will take over for the Libs.



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 12:01 PM
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Gotta love gumball Turnbull blowing his bubble.

There is more labor in the senate. So shows a merly a wooping number people support labors plan.
The liberals only won because they formed a monitory government with the national party.

I really hope we have a Referendum on this.
Otherwise we need to start a protest and not let them put these nodes in until we get this referendum then we will see what Democracy means. All though people voted liberal, they didn't really agree to their policies merely they have been lied to about the initial cost on fttn.

So if you don't wanna see ugly looking nodes popping up every where with tagged graffiti eventually on them in suburbia, I suggest you at least sign this petition, protect your property values.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 02:28 AM
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amraks
The liberals only won because they formed a monitory government with the national party.

Exactly:



The $50 billion figure often quoted by Malcolm Turnbull is deceptive. It’s a “rounded up” number achieved by adding the NBN capital cost ($37.4bn), together with the payments to be made over time to Telstra for the leasing of their pit, pole and exchange network ($11bn). However, these payments to Telstra are operating expenses, which are paid from the revenue of the NBN.


nbnmyths.wordpress.com...



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:06 AM
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Welcome to the Third World future of Australia





posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:24 AM
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NBN is a waste of money.
We have a small population and a large country, money is better spent than on the average Aussie surfing stuff like conspiracy sites and porn.
I wouldnt sign, its silly



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 04:37 AM
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Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy that the country cannot afford. I have wireless internet and it works ok for most things. There are so many rorts going on with the building of NBN that there should be royal commission into it. It should be stopped right now! The technology will probably be out of date in a couple of years anyway.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 07:01 AM
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I signed it. NBN is NOT a waste of money and is only a total waste of money if they use FTTN and not FTTH.

It's basically simple.
Majority of Australians have access to FTTN speed currently.

There isn't any point doing a NBN for FTTN speed.

There is a point for doing a NBN for FTTH speed.

The speed differences are astounding...

FTTN - 24Mb/s (ADSL 2 speed) ($2000 - $3000 to connect your home - Copper wire speed - i'm currently getting 560KB/s 3km from the node - Enables 720p Youtube watching)
FTTH: 100Mb/s upgrading to 1000Mb/s (Fibre Optics - Used to be on Telstra cable 30Mb/s and download at 2.5 MB/s - enables 1080p Youtube watching)

With connection prices like that for FTTN I can really see if being a great success with the Australian people....
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posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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grumpy64
Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy

You tell that business people, doctors and the like who actually measure data transfer speeds in dollars and lives.

Not everyone uses the Internet exclusively for ogling zoophilia, you know. >_>



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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borntowatch
NBN is a waste of money.
We have a small population and a large country, money is better spent than on the average Aussie surfing stuff like conspiracy sites and porn.
I wouldnt sign, its silly


Very uneducated post here. well 243,239(15/9/2013 11:29PM) have already signed it.
We don't need you to sign, you probably don't understand it anyway.





grumpy64
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Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy that the country cannot afford. I have wireless internet and it works ok for most things. There are so many rorts going on with the building of NBN that there should be royal commission into it. It should be stopped right now! The technology will probably be out of date in a couple of years anyway.


Totally waste of money? Money well spent I would say. Wireless Internet that you are paying out a arm for.
rorts list some rorts then.
the only thing that should be stopped is the dis-functioning of people who want Australia to lagging behind the world.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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MisterMahound

grumpy64
Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy

You tell that business people, doctors and the like who actually measure data transfer speeds in dollars and lives.

Not everyone uses the Internet exclusively for ogling zoophilia, you know. >_>

I am happy to tell business people ( I am one) and doctors ( I know several) that NBN is a total waste of money, no matter how you spin it. I believe NZ got their NBN for about 600 million, not 50 billion. I could be wrong here, and NZ is a much smaller country but 50 billion is totally excessive.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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MisterMahound

grumpy64
Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy

You tell that business people, doctors and the like who actually measure data transfer speeds in dollars and lives.


Exactly what does the NBN have to do with saving lives?



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 10:17 PM
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Wasn't the NBN just a way for Telstra to get rid of its copper network before it all goes wireless?



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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amraks

borntowatch
NBN is a waste of money.
We have a small population and a large country, money is better spent than on the average Aussie surfing stuff like conspiracy sites and porn.
I wouldnt sign, its silly


Very uneducated post here. well 243,239(15/9/2013 11:29PM) have already signed it.
We don't need you to sign, you probably don't understand it anyway.





grumpy64
reply to post by MisterMahound
 


Sorry dude NBN is a total waste of money for a kid's toy that the country cannot afford. I have wireless internet and it works ok for most things. There are so many rorts going on with the building of NBN that there should be royal commission into it. It should be stopped right now! The technology will probably be out of date in a couple of years anyway.


Totally waste of money? Money well spent I would say. Wireless Internet that you are paying out a arm for.
rorts list some rorts then.
the only thing that should be stopped is the dis-functioning of people who want Australia to lagging behind the world.

Agreed the wireless is not so cheap but you will still have to pay an arm and a leg for NBN. I don't know why people think it's for free. As for the rorts.... well , an old mate of mine does a lot of work with his earthmoving company for the NBN rollout and his drivers have told me that all they can do is shake their heads and laugh at the stuff that is going on with it and how much it is costing the taxpayer. Also, I know for a fact that some of this asbestos they have dug up in the testra pits is being illegally dumped- seen it with my own eyes. Don't want to incriminate anyone so I will say no more.
You sound like a person who is in awe of all the gadgetry and has to have the latest thing (you don't want to"lag behind'). But as I said how soon will this technology be out of date anyway? Who cares about the bragging rights of fast internet? As you will soon find out, the outgoing Labor government has left us so far in the red that we won't be able afford a postage stamp let alone internet.



posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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grumpy64
I could be wrong here

You are wrong.





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