The Federal Government is committed to building a new broadband network for Australia. As part of that process it will fund 50% of the rollout through the future fund. This money will be spent on what is called the “last mile” of connecting from the house to the exchange. One suggestion to reduce the cost to the government is to allow householders to finance the last mile. Whatever supplier puts in the appropriate infrastructure to give me have high speed broadband doesn’t have to own it. I already own the wiring in my own house. Why shouldn’t I own the rest of the wiring to the exchange?

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