Australia’s NBN: The good, the bad and the downright unfair by Mark Gregory

At the end of last year the fanfare surrounding the signing of the revised Definitive Agreements between NBN Co and Telstra overshadowed the release of NBN Co’s Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) product technical specification.The FTTB product technical specification gives us a first look at what the Coalition’s Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) National Broadband Network (NBN) will actually provide to customers.NBN Co’s FTTB product utilises VDSL which is one step up the evolutionary ladder from the existing ADSL that most Australians have enjoyed (or not) for the past decade. VDSL, which is to be used in NBN Co’s Fibre to the Node (FTTN) roll out, does not provide the capacity, flexibility, quality of service and capability mix available when fibre is used.

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