Yes, the company rolling out the NBN is buying a lot of copper. But it's not because it has to replace Telstra's old copper because it is not up to the task, OK? Jeez!
Defenders of the government's mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn't that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine.
The case for fibre to the home in Australia has been pursued largely by the beneficiaries, writes Peter J. Cox, of Cox Media.
McKinsey and KPMG have just released their $25 million dollar study into Conroy's fibre-to-the-home plan. But their suggestions aren't exactly what the government was promising. Jock Given explains.
How does ultra high speed fibre optic internet sound? While we wait patiently for the National Broadband Network, Google announces its move to fibre optic networks. Can it really make the internet "better and faster for everyone"?
New Telstra CEO David Thodey is facing an unenviable choice -- enter the FTTH tent or continue to crunch the numbers on the nation's existing copper network, says Alan Kohler.