[LINK] NBN is FTTH
ivan at itrundle.com
Thu Apr 9 17:05:41 AEST 2009
On 09/04/2009, at 3:29 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
> Some info not yet on this thread.
> The bit I really don't understand is the estimated cost/household
> (or is
> that dwelling?)
> $43B / 7.8M houses = $5,500/house... Which seems *very* high.
> If it were $1,500/house, the economics would be appealing.
What about businesses? Hospitals? Schools? Shacks? Clubhouses?
The term 'dwelling' is rather limiting in this context (it generally
only means 'occupied private dwelling' in the census), but I can
imagine easily the desire for multiple cables to large establishments.
Also, even discounting these possibilities, and reverting to the
narrow focus of 'dwellings', if the equipment were to last 10 years
(which is quite reasonable), then the cost is $550 per household.
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