PipeNetworks have survived ANZ pulling the plug on their finance and have emerged from a share trading halt to announce that Project Runway is pushing ahead. It is great to see that even in tough financial times that profitable and well founded projects can still get through with smart companies banding together. It represents more than just a great opportunity for these companies though, overseas traffic charges are one of the major things keeping a floor under Australian internet prices. In fact it can be argued that cheaper overseas traffic will have more effect on Australian internet prices than the NBN project. Maybe with Project Runway, an NBN without Telstra and a canning of the internet filtering scheme we can actually get somewhere. It’s Christmas time, time to wish for miracles.