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We should have bitten the bullet two decades and more ago, bit late now.

a) Yes, we should have; but b) bollocks - it's cheaper now, but also is now just catching up rather than leaping ahead. "Too late" would be when everyone else is installing long-distance tunneling links that communicate faster than light. So... A long time.

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We should have bitten the bullet two decades and more ago, bit late now.

a) Yes, we should have; but b) bollocks - it's cheaper now, but also is now just catching up rather than leaping ahead. "Too late" would be when everyone else is installing long-distance tunneling links that communicate faster than light. So... A long time.

 

Relative to inflation it's not actually much if anything cheaper at all. glass is about as cheap as it gets, connectors have come down and become easier to work with, interfaces in real terms have remained about the same, avalanche Photodiodes, the core of interfaces remain expensive.

 

It's chicken and egg of course, a nice big order would see them much cheaper.

 

Cheers

 

 

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Had a dropout last night, no idea why. It reconnected prettymuch straight away.

Modem log not much help, it seems to keep 24 hours and no more, so unknown if it's beeen a regular thing.

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https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-co-will-add-fttc-upgrade-options-to-technology-choice-500310?utm_source=pcta&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=networkbar

Do you want FTTC/FTTdp - Yes, you can ask for it (user pays!)

 

NBN Co will add fibre-to-the-curb to the upgrade options available under its ‘Technology Choice’ program.

Executives from NBN Co told a parliamentary committee that a user-pays upgrade option would be developed for fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) customers that wanted to switch to a FTTC connection.

(posted in the right thread this time)

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hmmm, that original plan is looking mighty good right about now, hey?

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I would like to take a needle and sew shut Senator Fifield's mouth from uttering the words, "Fit for purpose".

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15 hours ago, strifus said:

I would like to take a needle and sew shut Senator Fifield's mouth from uttering the words, "Fit for purpose".

Nah, use copper wire. They love copper wire.

  • Haha 1

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2 hours ago, Jeruselem said:

Nah, use copper wire. They love copper wire.

and it has the added advantage of being able to carry a current. 😉

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