Re: Oh FFS
> It was supposed to make Australia a WORLD LEADER with the best broadband network on this planet and propel this country and their people into the 22nd century and beyond.
This is what the Labor spin doctors wanted you to believe.
- 1Gbps has to be the minimum speed for a world leading. >80% on 25Mbps or slower should be considered mediocure.
- The best broadband networks are direct fibre not GPON.
Charts that Labor included in the NBNCo Corporate Plan (2010) showed that Australia would fall further behind on the curve.
> It’s NATIONAL infrastructure. It doesn’t need to produce a ROI.
Labor chose to make the NBN off budget and set a 7% ROI target. Labor could have easily cherry picked some think tank reports showing that for every 1Mbps increase in internet speed, GDP was boosted by X% to justify the NBN being on budget.
> This fantastic infrastructure project was fucked up not due to financial considerations but for political considerations. Political reasons were used to deny Australians prosperity and wealth.
Labor promised a string of community benefits (eHealth, eLearning, etc.) but then chose to setup a finanical model which denied those benefits to current >80% of the population. Realistically less than 5% have been impacted by MTM because FTTN is ~30% of rollout and only a shrinking 14% are choosing 100Mbps.
If you accept that a technology change is less than a kitchen renovation or moving house then it is not that significant for owners. Renters have the simpler option of moving to a location with FTTP / HFC.
> I am not annoyed that I am going to be stuck with this clusterfuck of a technological mish-mash and slow speeds.
By slow speeds you meant the <25Mbps speeds that >80% of Australians are ordering. This is entirely due to Labor's policy decisions not MTM.
> Actually surprised you haven't copy 'n pasted you usual 78% on the 12/1 plan bullshit.
By bullshit, do you mean the reality that >80% are odering 25Mbps or less and the percentage on 100Mbps is shrinking? If so it is time to face reality and suggest what policy changes need to be made to resolve the mess. Switching from FTTN to FTTP won't change the >80% on 25Mbps or slower.