Next month the Senate Select Committee on the NBN will table its final report. It will reflect the views of 100 or so submitted documents and a series of public hearings.
Today on Twisted Wire the views from Tasmania in the final public hearing held in Hobart on 8 October. You’ll hear from:
- Andrew Connor from Digital Tasmania who suggests the NBN should be funded by the taxpayer;
- Darren Alexander, the president of TasICT who is concerned about the lack of public consultation in the whole process;
- Andrew Scobie from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry who seems to confuse everyone on whether he is for or against the NBN;
- Allan Garcia from the Local Government Association of Tasmania who suggests that overhead cables might not be a bad thing;
- David Ball from Intelsat, who says satellites have a lot to offer, as long as it’s not raining; and
- Bill Costen and Sue Charles from Sorell Council, who seem to be in the dark about plans for the NBN in their area, even though they’re included as a pilot area.