Shadow Minister For Communications Michelle Rowland gave a speech today at the Commsday Summit, covering Labor's position on the digital divide, 5G, and digital inclusion. The shadow minister went into significant detail about the NBN, and it was way more fun than it had any right to be. Here's everything that was said.
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Residents of Elan Tower in Sydney's Kings Cross are used to 100Mbps download speeds, thanks to the hybrid fibre coaxial cable they paid Telstra to install six years ago.
Now the building is being forced onto NBN's copper-based fibre-to-the-building network. The copper telephone wire in the building, travelling up 40 floors, is 20 years old.
One of the former bosses behind the original build of the National Broadband Network has said that if the government-owned company is going to upgrade from the current fibre to the node tech to a more future-proof fibre to the curb, it may as well go all the way and connect fibre to everyone's homes -- without spending significantly more money.