> How how about reliable like the poor people after the storms months ago still don't have a phone line let alone an Internet connection.
The last two issues I've had with my internet connection were caused by building constructions along the street where the contractors cut through the copper. If the cables are brought down in a storm then it really doesn't matter if it is fibre or copper.
> But let's look at AVC pricing
Currently NBNCo are losing money on the majority of the AVC pricing and will continue to do so well into the future. Data charges (CVC) are 'expensive' on the NBN because it is used to subsidise the cost of rolling out the infrastructure and is where NBNCo expect to see their revenue growth.
Have you noticed how many RSPs are offering 1Gbps plans which NBNCo made available at a wholesale level in December 2013? Zero, because the plans are simply not financially viable. Labor predicted the 1% on 1Gbps would be reached in 2026! Can you imagine what speeds the rest of the world will see as a baseline in 2026 when 1Gbps is becoming standard in the rest of the world today?