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Comment: Re:"controversial" broadband plan? (Score 1) 67

by Chuq (#44128831) Attached to: Internet Villain of the Year Stephen Conroy Resigns

If you know more I'd be very interested to hear what you have to say. AFAIK the Government directive was for 90% or more to be FTTH, and they were able to extend that to 93%.

It hasn't been stated officially, but assuming the NBN is completed in its current format, I would bet that post completion the FTTH footprint would continue to grow; in the same way that when bitumen roads first became commonplace, there were some areas that remained gravel or dirt, but over the years many of these roads have become sealed.

I'm sure that the wireless/sat percentages will vary, given that some councils and residents are protesting the wireless tower locations, and the government wants to get it all done by 2015. I assume that if they can't get a fixed wireless solution for an area, those households will get satellite?

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