BROADBAND to a home user is a complete waste of taxpayer's money.
The labour, equipment and cable installed into our home would have cost thousands of dollars.
I have had broadband connected to our house for a year now.
I did not notice any difference from day one.
The next series of mobile phones will be able to do most of the chores that you can do from your home line.
Many householders are not having a landline connected, choosing to use a mobile phone.
Malcolm Turnbull, the Minister for Communications, announced that it was too costly to run optic cable to outback communities; instead, there were two satellites to be launched to cater for the outback.
Would not it be wise, considering the state of Australia's economy, to put broadband on hold until we are in a better financial state? FRANK GRANGER, Applecross.