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Transparency Required For $37 Billion Aussie Broadband Deal 62

Posted by timothy
from the if-not-free-markets-at-least-a-bit-of-sunshine dept.
destinyland writes "Freedom of Information Laws have been successfully extended to Australia's $37.5 billion broadband internet project — a 100 mbps fiber network covering 94% of the Australian population. The massive National Broadband Network had originally been classified as exempt from Australia's Freedom of Information laws, which Australia's goverment argued would impose 'a competitive disadvantage' on its operating company. The Opposition and Green parties pointed out that freedom of information was essential, since the NBN Company would be operating as an internet monopoly."

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.