By Pascal Grosvenor
April 11, 2013
With all the claims and counter claims going back and forth via Twitter or Facebook I’ve been getting frustrated,because there’s lots of incorrect facts and sometimes outright lies being perpetrated. People on both sides of the political debate have been guilty of this.
My goal is to collate the articles I’ve read about the NBN Co’s FTTH or the LNP’s FTTN alternative in one place. I’ll regularly update this list.
FTTH is Fibre to the Home (sometimes referred to as FTTP or Fibre to the Premise)
FTTN is Fibre to the Node (the Telstra junction box at the end of the street)
I hope people find this useful. I include articles from both sides of the debate – please post comments or suggestions for extra articles to include. I won’t accept anything from the ALP or Liberal party websites or from politicians for obvious reasons.
Please post your comments or suggestions for extra articles to include.New links added 18/4/13 – they’re highlighted in yellow.
Disclaimer : I’m personally in favour of the ALP’s NBN. I think it’s the best option.
Note re Comments : Any comments with swearing or personal abuse of me (or anyone else) will not be approved. Play the ball not the person …
Technical/ IT based blog posts :
Credibility And The Alternate NBN (by @mwyres)
Not All Technology Is Equal (by @sortius) http://sortius-is-a-geek.com/?p=2883
Why not FTTN ? NBN Myths (comparing FTTN speeds) http://nbnmyths.wordpress.com/why-not-fttn/
Coalition’s NBN plan: where’s the cost of the copper? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/14/coalition_broadband_plan/
@sortius on how and why the Coalition’s NBN policy is designed to fail (australiansforhonestpolitics.wordpress.com)
Comments by ex Telstra linesman http://fibreorcopper.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/broadband-user-experiences/#comment-2
Articles in favor of FTTN :
Why the Coalition’s NBN plan makes sense http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/why-the-coalitions-nbn-plan-makes-sense-20130410-2hkx2.html
Broadband utopia is a pipedream: analyst
Turnbull has saved the NBN http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/4/10/infrastructure/turnbull-has-saved-nbn
The case against /problems with FTTN – told by photos :
Worst of the worst: Photos of Australia’s copper network http://delimiter.com.au/2012/05/01/worst-of-the-worst-photos-of-australias-copper-network/
Some more articles :
#Fraudband is an #NBN fail, even for punters By Stephen Neate
A tale of two NBNs: the Coalition’s broadband policy explained http://theconversation.com/a-tale-of-two-nbns-the-coalitions-broadband-policy-explained-13304
News articles & opinion pieces from mainstream media :
The Coalition’s NBN policy is a triumph of short-termism over long-term vision (pcauthority.com.au)
NBN $17b cheaper, but slower (smh.com.au)
Coalition NBN Policy: Six Things To Think About (gizmodo.com.au)
Coalition’s NBN alternative bad for regional Australia : says telco expert http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/coalitions-nbn-alternative-bad-regional-aus/1823370/ …
NBN debate full of ‘erroneous’ information http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/nbn-debate-full-of-erroneous-information-20130404-2h8m9.html
Telstra will decide Coalition’s NBN: Hackett http://www.zdnet.com/au/telstra-will-decide-coalitions-nbn-hackett-7000013724/
Personal accounts of people now using the NBN :
(or who want to be on the NBN asap)
Imagining an amazing innovative future with Labor’s NBN
Jack McCaw’s NBN story
We are now connected to the NBN. Here’s a run-down on the install. And the speed!
Pass or fail? Kiama mum grades the NBN
Why Jake’s impatient for the NBN
Examples of other countries deploying FTTH :
Benefits of Ultra-Fast Broadband http://ufb.org.nz/benefits/
Japan launches world’s fastest home internet 2Gbps : http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/japan-launches-worlds-fastest-home-internet-20130416-2hxge.html
Taking on Provo, Utah failure proves Google is serious about FTTH http://www.tellusventure.com/blog/taking-on-provo-failure-proves-google-is-serious-about-ftth/
France Telecom strikes FTTH network pact with Bouygues Telecom http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/france-telecom-strikes-ftth-network-pact-bouygues-telecom/2012-01-17#ixzz2QnW70ZIF