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Its called capitalism nothing new here.

It's not capitalism, it's crony capitalism. The only thing that will solve the issue will be deregulation and tearing down the barriers that the companies now in control have helped create with legislation. Let every college kid build a town network and find out how fast data can travel down the rabbit hole.
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Everything about Australia is wrong, to be quite frank. Whether it's ridiculously overpriced PC hardware, atrocious internet services, it's just bad.
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Everything about Australia is wrong, to be quite frank. Whether it's ridiculously overpriced PC hardware, atrocious internet services, it's just bad.

Don't forget our ugly women and crap sense of humour
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Everything about Australia is wrong, to be quite frank. Whether it's ridiculously overpriced PC hardware, atrocious internet services, it's just bad.

Don't forget our ugly women and crap sense of humour
And, yet, it tops quality of life charts. Strange concept, this psychology thing.
    
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Everything about Australia is wrong, to be quite frank. Whether it's ridiculously overpriced PC hardware, atrocious internet services, it's just bad.

It's mostly just nVidia that price gouges here actually, everything else is around parity. Internets way to expensive though, wonder if it has anything to do with our biggest telco being joined at the hip with foxtel here.....nah im sure theres no connection there.....
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Yepp...

I love paying $80+ a month for 25/1, with actual speeds of around 10/.4 on average and I am <100m from the exchange...also it cuts out every time it rains.

Being that I live in an area serviced only by Telstra I get shafted worse than the average consumer but still... it sucks.
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Yepp...

I love paying $80+ a month for 25/1
That should be illegal.
    
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That should be illegal.

if only....
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That should be illegal.
A monopoly at its finest, thankfully the nbn opens up the market. I used to be in the same boat but now pay the same for 100/100
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What's the monthly price for the cheapest no-fair-usage-quota internet ?
In Turkey, we pay 235 TL + 30 TL = $80 + $10 (Minimum Regular Phone Fee) $90 for upto 24mbps (no fair usage quota)

...and that is 1/3 of minimum wage here.
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