Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The changing face of fibre: the network access technology behind nbn™ FTTC

A Knowledge Network Article by NetComm Wireless
Thursday 12 April 18

In what was described as a “bombshell decision” back in 2009 – the Federal Government announced the “single biggest infrastructure decision in Australia’s history”. The ambitious plan was to roll out an all-fibre national broadband network over eight years.   We now know the outcome of what was widely referred to as a ‘gold-plated scheme’. Hindsight experts have emerged, but it was impossible to know that it would cost up to $91,196 to connect a single home to fibre. The original all fibre model had failed to factor in the real cost of digging up and restoring driveways…

In what was described as a “bombshell decision” back in 2009 – the Federal Government announced the “single biggest infrastructure decision in Australia’s history”. The ambitious plan was to roll out an all-fibre national broadband network over eight years.   We now know the outcome of what was widely referred to as a ‘gold-plated scheme’. Hindsight experts have emerged, but it was impossible to know that it would cost up to $91,196 to connect a single home to fibre. The original all fibre model had failed to factor in the real cost of digging up and restoring driveways…

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