Re: Oh not your 1% entitlement bullshit
> FFS Mathew42 how about you take your 79% broken record figure and go play it somewhere else.
Because this is the reality of just how badly Labor screwed up the NBN.
I find it almost ludicrous that if speed tiers were removed on FTTN, that a minimum of 79% of customers would see a speed increase over FTTP and for some that would be as large as 7 times faster.
> Of one of the business sector that I have tech experience with, if 10Gbps was available then 99% would sign up immediately.
At what price? If price wasn't an object then these businesses would have either:
1. Moved to a business park / CBD with 10Gbps fibre
2. Arranged for installation of fibre.
In the real world since 1Gbps plans were first offered by NBNCo in December 2013, not a single RSP has offered a speed faster than 100Mbps for sale. Considering that there is a massive advantage for the first person to offer 1Gbps plans.
This suggests to me that the acceptable price point in the business sector you mention is well under $1000/month.
> Why is your head buried so far up your arse that you can't see the benefit of FTTP for the whole of Australia?
The only people who will truly benefit from 1Gbps FTTP are the top 1% who can afford to pay significant monthly access fees for 1Gbps services. Labor's plan required that ARPU rise from the initial $32/month to well north of $100/month. These people don't care about the cost of FTTP versus FoD because it is a fraction of their monthly income, significantly less than 1% of the value of their house and either paid for by the company or at worst a tax deduction.
When you provide evidence that the NBN will provide the truly fast >100Mbps services that enable effective video conferencing and other services to people who are mobility challenged and financially challenged then I'll stop quoting 79% at 25Mbps. In the meantime I'll quote Quigley to explain the difference between spin and reality:
Low-income users denied NBN benefits
"With the quality of high definition that you've got, being able to come across this sort of a network, you could easily have a quick hook-up and actually work out, 'OK, do I need to take him to hospital, or could we keep him at home?'," Mr Smith said.
But when The Australian approached Senator Conroy and Mr Quigley to describe the level of service users could expect at lesser network speeds, they said high-definition video conferencing was not possible on the NBN's most basic package.
"You certainly can't do high-definition video service on a 1 megabits per second upstream -- it's impossible," Mr Quigley said.