https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/nbn-co-shake-up-upgrade-network-millions-more-access/12691782Millions of extra households to be given access to faster NBN speeds by 2023 under $3.5b upgrade plan
I was reading something about this yesterday and it was too bloody weird!
I guess the COVID19 crisis showed FTTN/FTTC/HFC were a sad joke as far as real broadband was concerned and people could NOT work from home all that successfully using that crap.
Myself, and plenty tech savvy people, have said that the copper will have to be replaced before many more years. It is a damn shame we have wasted 7 years on a toy network, not to mention all the money flushed down the drain!
Not a real, designed from the ground up fibre network. The useless, badly placed for cost-effective, fast broadband, nodes will be involved, fibre will be run from them along street fronts. So STILL a fuckup! Jesus!The major shake-up will lead to 6 million homes being able to pay extra to access to internet speeds "of up to" 1 gigabit per second.
While customers will not have to pay a connection fee to be hooked up to the NBN directly, they will have to upgrade their plans and potentially pay a higher price, depending on how fast they want their internet to be.
Currently the mandatory minimum is 25 megabits per second.