NBN Fibre-to-the-Node Surges Ahead of Fibre-to-the-PremiseJanuary 4, 2017 9:30 am
The National Broadband Network (nbn™) recently announced that its Fibre to the Node network has overtaken Fibre to the Premise when it comes to total footprint.
According to Channel News, nbn™ decided to use Fibre-to-the-node technology, as Fibre-to-the-premises is more expensive and difficult to rollout – something the broadband network can’t afford.
The company claimed that in just a span of one year, it has established more than one million FTTN connections ready to provide service.
“It has taken more than five years to make one million premises serviceable over NBN’s all-fibre architecture and costs the company $4400 per premises. That cost compares to less than $2200 per premises to connect with FttN/B.” -nbn
Not everyone thinks this move by nbn™ is what Australians deserve:
“A full fibre-to-the-premise rollout matters to me as an individual, but also to me as a member of a society and an economy that actually should be proud of the technical innovation we deliver.”
Telstra Executive Mark Chapman
Despite some criticism, what the nbn™ has achieved is nothing short of exemplary and deserves commendation. Their rollout has resulted in many premises having access to a fast and stable Internet connection.
The biggest beneficiaries of this move may be Australians in rural and remote areas, who have long lacked the internet connection they need.
It seems, the nbn fibre to the node technology is paving the way for the 2020 vision of a fully connected Australian continent.
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