[LINK] NBN articles ...

Frank O'Connor francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Sat May 13 08:34:35 AEST 2017

Seems the US media (unlike our own) isn’t shy about calling the NBN an unmitigated failure …

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/world/australia/australia-slow-internet-broadband.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1 <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/world/australia/australia-slow-internet-broadband.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1>

And seems that Telstra is admitting that their NBN clientele isn’t always getting what they’ve paid for …

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/nbn/telstra-admits-to-overcharging-some-nbn-customers-over-unattainable-speeds-will-offer-reimbursement/news-story/b852587fea03756db631089aa9308d14 <http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/nbn/telstra-admits-to-overcharging-some-nbn-customers-over-unattainable-speeds-will-offer-reimbursement/news-story/b852587fea03756db631089aa9308d14>

As a recent NBN connectee, and having a supposed 100/40 connection - but getting only 40/20 on average no matter what time of day … I have to agree with them. That said, I don’t blame Telstra for the very very average network performance of my HFC connection. I blame the NBN and its ‘spin doctor’ executive. I blame the technological troglodytes of the LNP, and in particular Abbott, Turnbull and now Fifield, who consistently REFUSED to listen to networking experts and scientists when they proposed, and continued to try to justify, the change to the MTM model.

No … 'they knew best’ what Australia needed and wanted.

What we’ve got now - at a probably non-redeeemable cost of $60 billion - is an obsolete outmoded network that will redeem nowhere near its build cost when offered for private shareholding, let alone make a profit, with massive ongoing fixed costs (for power, maintenance and repair) and which has to be redone to the original fibre to the home specifications to even meet basic network needs and expectations even before it is ‘finished’. A massive White Elephant with political and penny pinching (read 'Henry Ergas approved') technical limitations that renders it unfit for purpose long before it is complete.

So … once again a big 'well done' to all involved in this debacle. You have ensured your place in history, and now even those in other countries, who don’t have to pay for your incompetence and bull-headed technical ignorance, are recognising your monumental mistakes.

Just my 2 cents worth …

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