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Rod Tucker and John de Ridder have written an open letter to Bill Morrow at NBN Co. proposing (a) that the volume of data should replace bandwidth (CVCs) as the basis for usage charging and (b) that the users should full access to the bandwidth capabilities of the NBN with the number of AVC speed tiers reduced to two.

NBN Co’s is rapidly coming to the realization that it has a PR issue on its hands.  Many NBN retail customers are complaining about the quality of their service, and what is particularly frustrating for many customers is that it is not clear who to blame.  Do they blame their retail service provi

The True Cost of FTTP

Rod Tucker

 

The best way to minimise the value of the NBN is to jerk it around and change direction; the next best way is to build it to a reduced specification. A 93% fibre network is worth a lot more than a network with 60% FTTN, both to a potential purchaser AND to an ongoing owner. The real economic promise of the NBN is the ubiquity of a single, uniform solution.

Oh for a politician with a little vision to see the possibilities!
(... and the gumption to leave the design and build to qualified and visionary engineers)

This article reviews recent developments in global broadband deployments and highlights the growing global dominance of fibre to the premises (FTTP). Australia’s increasing use of fibre to the node (FTTN) has locked the country out of world-class broadband for years to come. If Australia is ever to obtain first-class broadband services, it will be necessary to replace FTTN with higher speed technologies.

For the coalition to accuse Labor of lying on broadband policy is the height of hypocrisy

Paul Budde
Figure 1 – Regional attitudes to mobiles

"Rethinking the Universal Service Obligation" - A report by Prof Reg Coutts commissioned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia. The full report is attached.

Reed Hastings discusses why Netflix is coming to Australia. 

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