The Tragedy of Australia's National Broadband Network

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Rod Tucker http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0567-3389

Keywords

Telecommunications, Broadband, Optical Communications,

Abstract

This article reviews recent developments in global broadband deployments and highlights the growing global dominance of fibre to the premises (FTTP).  Australia’s increasing use of fibre to the node (FTTN) has locked the country out of world-class broadband for years to come. If Australia is ever to obtain first-class broadband services, it will be necessary to replace FTTN with higher speed technologies.

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