Monday, 6 April 2009

Government may go it alone on NBN

Speculation from an industry consultant suggests the Australian government may 'go it alone' in building the NBN. This is not such a bad idea, with the tender process already fraught with political strife. There are opportunities for the government to build such a project in a way that benefits citizens, rather than entrenching interests which will add another legacy to the already ailing system.

It is still speculation at this stage, but it is about time the public debate changed its tune. It would be great to see such important infrastructure built in the public interest, but determining what the 'public interest' should be, however, is another story.

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