FTTdp is only a staging post. Advocating FTTdp is firstly about dumping copper in the distribution network, i.e. From the exchange to the premises. FTTN is a demonstrably inferior technological option because in due course the copper sections will need to be replaced. If you run fibre at least as far as the distribution point (aka fibre to the driveway) then those consumers who need or want higher speeds can, at any time, opt to have the line running from the distribution point into their premises upgraded to fibre. A full FTTP rollout is still what Internet Australia would prefer, but the current government will not go there.