As someone who was in a rural area from 2000-2015, was never able to get ADSL on the oversubscribed, overlong, incredibly unreliable Telstra copper, and had a choice of exactly one semi-affordable terrestrial wireless ISP with its own nightmarish traffic engineering (8000ms pings!) and reliability problems, I'll just say that this government's reinstatement of Telstra copper as the key infrastructure in the NBN is incredibly galling.
Telstra took a pile of government funding to upgrade an area some 40km south of Canberra to ADSL... except for the premises where it didn't... and now that the area's exchange's DSLAM capacity is fully subscribed, the backhaul from the local exchange is so contended as to make ADSL seem like dialup in the evenings. Good one, guys. Best Telstra could manage last year was to send out someone from BigPond to attend a community meeting, who just repeated the mantra that due to structural separation, she had no control over any of the capacity and reliability related complaints that the residents had about the wholesale DSL service that BigPond resold. Basically she just smiled and nodded and made excuses. Hilarious. Meanwhile no competitor ISP had any way to sell any usable services into an area that Telstra Wholesale showed no interest in provisioning adequately.
Australia had a chance to finally structurally separate Telstra by changing the infrastructure base. Instead, the same old mystery midden of copper cabling, and Telstra's contract to maintain it, will be with us for decades. What a debacle. Oh well... since early 2015 I've been living in a suburb with NBN FTTP, getting a 100Mbit service. The difference from what I've had for the past 15 years is frankly incredible.