Australia has already given up on an all-fibre NBN

In one of the more tasteless literary exercises of the past decade, in 2007, OJ Simpson pushed a combined book-TV special entitled If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened — flipping the proverbial bird to those who believed he was guilty of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, of which he was acquitted.

Controversy quickly saw the TV special cancelled and 400,000 copies of the book pulped. However, there seems to be no hope of a similar ban on the increasingly vitriolic public discourse around the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The project has veered from once-cautious optimism to a nihilistic sense of despair that is being stoked by an opposition party as relentless in its attacks on Labor and leader Julia Gillard as it has been ready to ignore the finer details of implementing its own NBN policy.

SOURCE: zdnet.com