- The Australian
- February 5, 2016 12:00AM
Friday, February 12, 2016
Well Who Would Have Known? It Seems The New NBN Might Work Pretty Well.
This appeared last week:
Homes with the fibre-to-the-node technology at the heart of the Coalition’s National Broadband Network policy are reporting the same levels of satisfaction as those with the all-fibre model favoured by Labor, research suggests.
The Australian can reveal that initial research finds that both homes getting the NBN over FTTN technology — which uses the century-old copper network for about the last 350m to homes — and those with fibre to the premises are scoring their satisfaction at 7.7 out of 10.
The government-owned company building Australia’s largest infrastructure project will point to the findings today when it delivers its half-year results in Melbourne.
It will also say that research to date shows that the same percentage of users with FTTN would recommend the NBN as would those with FTTP (70 per cent). However, the FTTN rollout is in its very early stages, with 500,000 premises expected to have FTTN by mid-year, compared with the 1.3 million that would have FTTP.
There is a more detailed release from the NBNCo found here:
On the face of it this is very good news for all of us in terms of our internet going forward!
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Friday, February 12, 2016