We can't always have what we want
"I would rather an upgrade to the node to get my 3/0.8 Mbps ADSL link upgraded to >15Mbps sooner rather than waiting for another decade to get 50Mbps. Why remove 100Mbps hybrid fibre+coax (Optus/Telstra) and other existing 1Gbps+ capable FTTP (private/corporate/government) with another Fibre network (waste). Most metropolitan hospitals and schools already have FTTP. Large businesses with servers and data centres that need FTTP have FTTP. We need to fill in the gaps not replace existing like for like."
Indeed. I couldn't agree more, especially as our government has committed us to substantial unfunded recurrent expenditure in other areas that, it could be argued, are more important. The money will have to come from somewhere, and we are all out of magic puddings.