[LINK] Fibre and no copper?

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu Nov 4 20:10:01 AEDT 2010

On 4/11/2010 10:24 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I thought NBNco were eventually going to replace everywhere there was copper with fibre.  It doesn't look like it from their maps. That's a bit disappointing really.  All the other towns except the lucky red ones on the maps are going to be satellite?  Wouldn't the towns in the grey (wireless) areas probably already have fibre going to them carrying the current phone lines and be able to use ADSL into the NBN network?  Wouldn't that be better than wireless?
> http://www.nbnco.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/main/site-base/main-areas/our-services/coverage-maps
Is there any suggestion that, once the current plan is completed, the 
rollout of fibre will come to a grinding halt?

I'd be interested in knowing the long-term intentions of all political 
parties. The eight years of the NBN plan might be a long time in 
politics, but it's bugger-all in nation-building. What exactly is their 
vision for telecommunications, beyond the NBN program?

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