[LINK] "strategic" review??

Richard rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Sep 25 18:23:58 AEST 2013

If Malcolm Turnbull has sense and can defeat cabinet, the changes could 
be more than cosmetic and still be FTTH.

Probably the best thinking about NBN re-architecture comes from Simon 
Hackett. For eg [forgive the plug]:


On 25/09/13 2:30 PM, Jim Birch wrote:
> Does potential future PM Turnbull want to be remembered as the guy who gave
> us a crap Internet?  I doubt it.  It's highly likely there will be a bit of
> verbal dancing and a "new" FTTH plan with a few cosmetic changes.
> The economics of the FTTN network are wrong, and, what's more important
> politically, is it is unlikely to deliver on reliability or performance and
> so produce disgruntled customers/voters.
> - Jim
> On 25 September 2013 14:06, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
>> Does this mean a promise prior to the election may not be a promise
>> after if you have a strategic review that shows the original ALP plan
>> was fine to begin with?
>> http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/leaked-nbn-co-corporate-plan-shows-project-on-track-20130925-hv1tg.html
>> Mr Turnbull also confirmed this week that fibre-to-the-home
>> connections already under construction would be completed, affecting
>> about 300,000 premises, but the new government would wait for the
>> outcome of a 60-day strategic review before deciding whether to
>> proceed with the rest of the fibre-to-the-home rollout.
>> ----
>> The usage patterns for those with NBN are also interesting -- with
>> many more than one would have thought opting for the faster plans.
>> Is it any wonder politicians get such a well-deserved bad rep?
>> Jan
>> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
>> jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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>> space.
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