Australia planned a national ultra-fast broadband network based on fibre-optic cables. Our client, a cable TV operator, realized that the most efficient technical solution would be for the Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) Cable network it used to be repurposed as part of the national broadband network. For this to be possible, our client would have to switch to satellite delivery of TV services, so freeing up bandwidth on the cable. Our client proposed a commercial arrangement to make this win-win solution possible. However, the government rejected the proposal, focusing on building an entirely new, government-funded network.