Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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