NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home: Vertical Hold ep 297
After leaving millions of Aussies languishing on Fibre to the Node, why has the NBN suddenly developed an appetite for fibre? What does it mean for Aussie broadband users, rival networks and the future of 5G?
Here we were, thinking it would be another quiet, mostly locked down 2020 week in tech news, when NBN Co dropped the biggest bombshell since… well, since the shift to the multi-technology mix, or possibly the original announcement of the NBN itself.
Fibre is back on the menu… sort of. NBN’s announcement was heavy on the hype and in many ways low on the details, leaving many folks confused. We catch up with Supratim Adhikari from the SMH and Chris Duckett from ZDNet to talk what the NBN’s “local” FTTP proposal will really mean for end consumers, as well as catching up with Phil Britt from show sponsors Aussie Broadband to get an industry view of the announcements.
If you’re wondering what it’ll mean for your connection, Alex also wrote up a guide to the likely impact here.
Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.