Monday, August 23, 2010

Households may pay up to $3000 for NBN

The Australian have posted an article estimating the costs for wiring a home to connect to Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) could reach up to $3000.

Costs for wiring a New Zealand home could potentially be higher given that the $1.5 billion government investment for UFB may only get the fibre down your street and not into your home. It seems highly unlikely that the local fibre companies or their retailers will cover the cost of trenching fibre into taxpayers homes.

An interesting proposition will be whether the average New Zealand home will be willing to bear the cost of connecting and rewiring their home for UFB in the current economic climate.

Read More (The Australian)

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