Spoiled For Choice?
What I'd like to know is what happens if your apt building is already served by HFC cable? I live in a Sydney suburban block with access to both Telstra and Optus HFC cables currently (though none of the units has ever been connected to the Optus box in the basement), several have Telstra/Foxtel cable connections, but most have ADSL internet. There is currently no scheduled date for NBN in this area, but when it finally arrives are we likely to get this new FttB thing or will they simply wire up the remaining units to HFC and use that instead? (Yeah I know, a real First World problem for those unable to get any decent broadband currently).
Being unable to get any information out of NBN Co. re their plans for this neighbourhood I'd normally be tempted to contact my local member to see if he has any idea what's going on, but given that he's currently very busy embarrassing himself and the nation at every opportunity, turning the Australian internet into a Big Brother-like surveilance system and eating raw onions on TV I doubt it'd help.