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Old 06-04-2015, 10:12 AM   #9
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Default Re: NBN Fibre to the Node (FTTN) - What does it mean to us?

FTTP is not just about private citizens' ability to download TV shows, FTTP would've brought regional areas up to the same internet standard as capital city CBDs, which would have been a boon for businesses, public services and decentralisation. Instead we are getting inferior FTTN that has nowhere near the speed (especially the crucial upload speed needed for file transfer, videoconferencing etc. that would have been useful in remote locations).

Regional cities would've been just as viable for you to set up a technology business in as a capital city; imagine the growth that that would have brought the local economy instead of it all remaining in Brisbane or Sydney or whatever your major city may be.

Other countries with FTTN are already replacing it with FTTP and this would have been our chance to skip that costly step in the process but now we're going to have to pay for it twice, once now to get FTTN and once in 5-10 years time to upgrade to FTTP when we realise we are lagging behind the rest of the world.
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