Re: Coalition could fix the speed issue quickly
> Every other country known is rolling out FTTP, and then when they complete their FTTP builds will we still be in the higher rankings of global internet speeds ?
Is any other country in the world building a FTTP network with the expected speed tier take up that Labor planned for in the NBNCo Corporate Plan (close to 50% of fibre connections at 12Mbs and less than 5% at 1Gpbs in 2028)?
> Plus when they realise 12mbps or 25mbps is not enough, they can upgrade to guaranteed 50/20 or 100/40 or 1000/400Mbps speeds.
NBNCo FTTP standard AVC is peak information rate (PIR), so no guarantee of speed. If you want committed information rate (CIR) AVC. To give you an understanding of pricing 5/5Mbps is $300/month on top of AVC PIR.
> we WILL miss out on that, as well as TONS of potential from future generations who won't be able to realise their dreams because they DO NOT have the infrastructures to help them realise their dreams.
People who need the faster speeds have two options: move to an area with FTTP or order fibre on demand. You may also note that 1Gbps plans have been available for order from NBNCo since December 2013, but are not being offered by RSPs because Labor's completely screwed pricing model.
People choose where to live for all kinds of reasons like schools or public transport. FTTP will simply be another factor. If you make some crude assumptions about demographics then it would be reasonable to assume that a higher percentage of younger people are most likely to live in apartments or new estates which will have FTTB / FTTP.
> And no there is no debt crisis, and the NBN was to be funded through bonds, if I'm not mistakened
NBNCo does have a serious budget issue. The entire financial plan is based around massive jumps in ARPU which are very challenging when looking at historical trends where people have paid roughly the same or less for faster speeds and higher quotas. NBNCo revenue growth is based on reducing prices at a significantly slower rate than the growth in demand. For example:
* 1000/400Mbps is forecast to fall from $150 to $90, while the average speed grows from 30Mbps to 230Mbps. The price falls by 40% while average speed grows by 760%
* CVC pricing started at $20Mbps/Month when the average data usage is 30GB/Month and falls to $8Mbps/Month when the average data usage is 540GB/month. That is the price falls by 2.5 times, while the average data usage grows by 18 times = growth in revenue from CVC of 720% when accounting for price falls.
Like most of your post, sadly you have been deceived by Labor spin on FTTP. Yes FTTP is a great technology but the artificial financial model Labor constructed crippled the technology to the point where FTTN, FTTB & HFC are viable alternatives.