The Coalition Government's decision to provide fibre connections to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight million in all by the end of 2023, has been welcomed by tech experts, but there have been some reservations about what the policy would actually achieve.
As part of our series on the future of the NBN, iTWire had hoped to round off things with the opinions of Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, the two people who are in a position to actually decide on what the future of the network will be.
Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, then privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.
Newly installed NBN Co CEO and former Vodafone Ausralia chief Bill Morrow has made some swift and sudden changes to the NBN Co leadership, including making its chief technology officer Gary McLaren redundant.
NBN Co has initiated a trial involving Aussie ISPs that will see 1000 homes and offices connected with fibre-to-the-building technology next year.
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