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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The rollout of the NBN has been "interesting". While early adopters of the originally planned FttH service have been happy with fast speeds, others who have been on the receiving end of the multi-technology mix have been subject to poor speeds, loss of services and poor technical support.
This prompted the ACCC to take a more direct approach, launching a broadband speed testing program. The first results from that testing are in, suggesting the recent legal actions and public comments are making a difference to broadband performance.
The five-letter acronym on every telco nerd's mind at the moment -- FTTdp -- stands for fibre to the distribution point. Sitting somewhere in between fibre to the node (FTTN) and fibre to the premises (FTTP or FTTH) in speed, cost and complexity, it's a new potential technology that may feature heavily in the future of the NBN. It promises to be cheaper than FTTP, faster than FTTN and equally quick to roll out.