NBN pushing in to the US now? Would rather have seen FTTK used in Oz.
nbn™, the company building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has announced it will start using G.fast in 2018 and will eventually use it in fibre-to-the-node installations. G.fast is a successor to VDSL and can hit a gigabit per second when the stars align. Government policy means nbn™ will deploy …
"were only delivering this to commercial because we think they will pay"
"were not making a profit because no residential users pay for the premium speeds"
Heres a tip for new players, if you want people to pay for premium speeds and service, the infrastructure you design must support it first, retailers also have to be able to afford it, but again those are just pesky details.
Why didn't you point this out when Labor announced the NBN with speed tiers and created a financial model which relied on ARPU rising steeply to above $100 for targets to be met?
Labor's financial model was based on increased data usage driving CVC revenue growth pushing up ARPU and slowly discounting AVC. The Liberals have cut CVC pricing to $14 reducing CVC revenue growth which curtails NBN's ability to discount AVC. Smart plan if you are building a FTTN network and want to suppress demand for faster speeds.
The rumoured uncongested 50Mbps plan will put further upward pressure on the cost of faster plans.
Announcements like this and the new, more reasonable, ISP charges always happen after some disastrous media coverage of the NBN.
Perhaps we should encourage more investigative journalism on the topic ... hey, we could even end up with a barely adequate broadband network rather than the fourth rate one they continue to build.
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