* Posts by sectokia

1 publicly visible post • joined 9 Apr 2016

Australia's broadband policy is a flimsy, cynical House of Cards


There are many miss-truths in this peice.

Firstly, 100mbps HFC cable, which can stream 4K HD from netflix easily, is already available to over 35% of Australia households.

And guess what? The take up rate is very low. Less than 1 in 4 homes that are capable of HFC cable internet actually sign up to it.

So this idea that the 'free market' has failed to provide homes with viable internet is laughable. The market is simply no there. And this idea that all those homes would magically sign up for 100mbps fibre, is also laughable.

The NBN buisness case was based on forcing everyone to have 12mbps fibre.