Reply to post: Re: Contention ratios are poor guide to congestion

Retailers would love an NBN backhaul tariff restructure


Re: Contention ratios are poor guide to congestion

> Currently in NZ

As for the NZ example you still in years of asking have completely failed to explain what the difference is between the two countries.

> 80% are choosing 100Mbps today. But we should tell them they are wasting there money as you said 25Mbps is enough.

Why do you insist on misquoting me? What I have said is that the evidence clearly shows that >80% are choosing 25Mbps or slower which is well above Labor's forecasts. The percentage on 100Mbps has trended down sharply since the first FTTP connections and has only stabilised at 14% in the last 12 months. More than 80% of Austarlians are simply not prepared to pay for fast broadband. Labor wrote the NBNCo Corporate Plan with the full understanding that only a few would benefit from the truly fast speeds. Replacing all the FTTN with FTTP won't change this.

> But then why are we building the nbn when ADSL delivered up to 24Mbps.

The average for ADSL2+ is ~11Mbps based on evidence provided by Internode / iiNet in 2007 when they were campaining against Labor's FTTN plan. With FTTN there is a minimum speed of 25Mbps which is sufficient for 80% of Australians based on the take up of the NBN.

You keep claiming that FTTN performance is crap yet fail to provide any evidence. All the evidence points to poor performance caused by RSPs responding to market demands for unlimited data.

> Because the ones that want to pay for faster speeds either can't get above 50Mbps or worst above 25Mbps. So really how are you confused.

So that would be <14% then? That 14% would also most likely have a higher economic status because they can afford to spend more for faster internet. One could argue based on this that FTTP NBN sound like middleclass welfare.

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