[LINK] Peter Martin Economist (?) blames Labor for NBN!

Andy Farkas andyf at andyit.com.au
Thu Aug 10 15:30:05 AEST 2017

On 10/08/2017 09:50, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> Which bit of his argument do you disagree with?

"There's nothing inherent in the NBN that's strangling its speed and
giving customers grief; it's inherent in the pricing model it adopted
to make it look as if it could make money."

It's not clear which Martin said this, but it's blatantly wrong.

I've mentioned before that nbn(tm) have hobbled the nodes by only
providing 1Gbps download per 384 customers (with 1Gbps up).

Want 100Mbps? "I'll gladly pay for it!" Sorry, you're too far from the

Want faster than 100Mbps? "I'll gladly pay for it!" Sorry, you're on a

They also changed the initial built-in redundancy and fault tolerance.
(ring topology to star)

Oh, did I mention Malc's blatant lie about upgradability? I'm sure I

As for why people are on 12/25Mbps plans? Telstra. Try and get a
faster plan using their web site.


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