Broadband anger, funding costs and the Maginot Line

Broadband anger, funding costs and the Maginot Line
'Extraordinary' funding opportunity must be exploited. Pic: Getty

The government must invest with the overarching goal of making a step-change in our development. There has never been a better or arguably more necessary time to take to take the bolder path

The government decision to proceed with the National Broadband Plan has been widely condemned. While the blanket anger from the opposition benches is no surprise, the balance of public reaction has also been overwhelmingly negative. Curiously, many of those who will benefit most from the plan seem to be among the most vocal in condemning it.

Clearly, the rejected advice of the Department of Public...

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