Well the argument is the same argument delimeter was spouting in 2013, you tell me what I’m supposed to think about that. “Everything will be ok… Just get used to the fact of street corner cabinets every 500metres” You know these environmental hazards that you city slickers aren’t aware of invading every man and dog’s front lawn. Meanwhile if we had of used central GPONs (on ramps) and line splitters connected to fibre none of these things would have been nescessary. You would place a GPON every 20-50kms or so rather than a street corner cabinet every 500metres for maximum theoretical speeds.
As I predicted everything is not OK and now we have a whole bunch of green ugly battery powered boxes on every man and dogs street corner in regional and remote areas to account for doing things half assed. You know sometimes when I’m bored and on my way to doing something more important I start trying to count how many of these street corner cabinets there actually are in my area off the top of my head, or trying to locate them so I can work out what the theoretical maximum speed I would actually get would be if I paid for it.
No such issues would have occured if we went with fibre to the post or fibre to the curb anyway because fibre inherently is self powered. Those remote communities would have always had 4G/Satelite you may be right about that, but show me a community that anyone cares about outside of remote aboriginal communities that has the need for anything more than that and I’ll give you a free token prize.
It was always the Abbott/Turnbull thing that turned the NBN into what it is now. I don’t care so much for waiting for the real thing, in fact most Labor voters didn’t care either. The vast majority of the Labor voters in 2013 or so were pro FTTP. My memory is just as fresh as was it was back then about it.
There are still just as many significant roll out issues with Turncoat’s copper NBN anyway. It’s 2017 now and I’d say the NBN in a proper regional centre here with 350 thousand people from one end of the coast to the other only just got fully patched into the NBN in 2017. Many are still waiting.
So no its not any quicker of a solution either, even in large regional centres, in majority population states such as Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Its just slower, and eventually when everyone jumps on quad play with their iPhone hooked into iCloud, their TV over the same phone cable, their internet, and their smart automation all piled in to watch their kids over their IP cameras and turn on their home security/lighting/whatever 25mbit will not be nearly enough.
I could get a gig, if there were a green ugly box on my door step but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll still be dealing with line length issues in 2027 also, and by that time internet enabled things will require even more bandwidth.
You see, we haven’t saved time, we haven’t saved costs, and Malcolm Turncoat should be the top nominee for this years Shonky award.