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Opinion, Telecommunications - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 13:09 - 43 Comments
The following article is by Kieran Cummings (@sortius), an IT professional and opinionated writer who writes both for his own blog and a variety of other sites including Independent Australia, Australians for Honest Politics and New Matilda. It first appeared on his blog and is re-published here with permission.
opinion There’s been a bit of hoohah about the use of the hashtag #fraudband recently by [Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull] & his cronies, decrying every use as ‘poor form’ & the like. Yet when you look deeper into the use of the term ‘fraudband’, the reality is that the Liberal & National parties were using it LONG before anyone supporting the NBN was.
I was tipped off to a blog post by Nationals Senator Fiona Nash on 19th June 2007 titled “LABOR’S RURAL FRAUDBAND” (screenshot in case they take the post down) which is the earliest use of the term I can see in regard to the NBN or Coalition’s plan. While I’m no fan of the LNP, nor of their tireless negativity, Fiona Nash raises some interesting views on FTTN & why it will fail rural users. Continue…
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