Current NBN to be scrapped and rebuilt using FTTN technology.
By Tim Colwill on April 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm
Although we are all about games here games.on.net we are also the gaming portal for an ISP (Australia’s best, naturally) and so we’re pretty interested in the state of broadband in the country.
Today, Opposition leader Tony Abbott and shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed the Coalition’s broadband plan, which calls for the current rollout to be halted and to be restarted from the beginning using Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.
FTTN technology is of course different from the current Fibre to the Home technology which is being rolled out across Australia, as it involves setting up optic fibre to many new ‘nodes’ (comparable to telephone exchanges) around Australia which would then deliver the data from there to the home through the traditional copper network.
Tony Abbott is being quoted today as saying he is “absolutely confident that 25Mbps is going to be more than enough for the average household”. While I can’t speak for the average household, I’d certainly rather the 100Mbps download speeds that the current NBN plan is offering, thankyou very much Tony.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Source: Liberal Party of Australia