[LINK] Question re Telstra/NBN deal
pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Mon Jun 21 11:31:39 EST 2010
On 21/06/2010 8:27 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> So if someone has no desire to buy/sign-up for internet services and
> want to keep their POTS line (plain old telephone service), will they
> be allowed to? What does 'abandon' mean? Does 'decommission' mean the
> consumer would need to shift to fibre connectivity? Is there a change
> in the required phone system in the house as a result?
The network will change to fibre connectivity, but in the house will
simply be a new wallsocket next to the current wallsocket, and you'll
plug your existing home phone system into the new wallsocket.
> place? Does all this total shift increase the cost of the project
> since by the way I read this ALL houses will need to be reinstalled
> in order to have comms service of any sort?
The estimated cost of the project assumes all houses will be connected
to the new network eventually anyway, so now major increase in cost due
to that factor.
What will be interesting is finding out how the extra $2 billion for
"USO Co" will be funded.
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