There is a very old joke (from the 50s I think) about the Communist Party organiser telling the crowd how wonderful it will be under Communism. “When the revolution comes comrades, you will have caviar for every meal”
One fellow puts up his hand and says “But I don’t like caviar”
“When the revolution comes comrade you will have caviar whether you like it or not”
Reports earlier this week noted that only 50 per cent of homes in the Tasmanian towns of Midway Point, Scottsdale and Smithton had opted to have broadband fibre optic cable installed.
But Senator Conroy says the debate about take-up has become irrelevant, as eventually anyone who wants a fixed line will have to use the fibre network.
“The deal that we have with Telstra is that they are decommissioning, closing down the copper network,” he said.
“To have a fixed line in what we call the 93 per cent footprint, the only way at the end of this process you’ll have a fixed line is on the NBN’s fibre network.
This from the ABC news.