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Lately the busi­ness com­mu­nity seems to make a lot of noises about al­legedly be­ing de­prived of op­por­tu­ni­ties to do busi­ness faster, for not get­ting any time soon, ul­tra fast broad­band.

I don’t claim to be orig­i­nal in say­ing that for some time we are in an age of ac­cel­er­a­tion! To what end?

To stop think­ing clearly in my view!

Why do you think so many folks are keen to es­cape to New Zealand?

Def­i­nitely not for be­ing able to pocket their dol­lars faster. But be­fore I should get too philo­soph­i­cal, here is my point for to­day.

For you and me re­tired peo­ple or not (fam­i­lies on high rent­ing for ex­am­ple), that kind of broad­band would mean a more ex­pan­sive land­line con­nec­tion, as the cop­per wired con­nec­tion would go, and older tele­phones might not even work.

Spark soon will switch to a sys­tem when or­di­nary tele­phones would no longer work in times of power out­ages.

To sum it up. If we com­mon folk sup­ported UFB, we ba­si­cally would sub­sidise busi­ness; which I ob­ject to. Tele­phones like the post ser­vice are here for the ser­vice of the peo­ple!

-Wolf­gang Faber

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