As is their wont, Delimiter turned comments off. Part of the lead up left me incredulous:
all of the points you’ve raised have been analysed to death, on Delimiter and other sites. The Coalition policy has been analysed to death. [emphasis added]This is patently wrong:
- Why is Alan Kohler hosting a (paid) business lunch on 1-August, interviewing Mr Turnbull, if not exactly because there are many unanswered questions?
- Why did The Register try to raise cash, $250,000, to fund an independent, expert review of the Coalition Broadband Plan, if not because there are serious unanswered questions?
- Where is any independent expert review of the Coalition Broadband Plan? The numbers are widely quoted, but have never been contested by Labor, or verified.
- Where is the explanation of the Financial Miracle that is the Coalition Broadband Plan?
- Can or will, the Coalition's proposal ever fulfil its primary mission, as an investment, and pay off its debt then go onto to produce a reasonable return on that money?
- By 2021, the Coalition plan incurs 50% higher losses ($9 vs $6 billion). Why?
- With an inferior service, lower revenues, higher costs (and increasing), growth capped at 3.5% (real), how can an Fibre to the Node network ever generate reasonable profits, more than depreciation, let alone break-even by paying off all its debt?
I respectfully disagree with Delimiter's assertion that the Coalition Broadband plan "has been analysed to death". Every time I turn over a new rock, ask a new question, it raises many more.