Executive summary: - The LNP government is allowing competition in the fibre optic internet market
- Competitors are going to take all the profitable areas (cities, esp. high-rises) leaving NBNCo to service the unprofitable rural areas
- Since the NBN was designed as a monopoly that would allow rural areas to have the same quality of service as the city (even if it means city users pay slightly more to subsidise this), this has the effect of dooming the NBN to unprofitability as well as screwing over rural users.
- The crew are heading for the lifeboats.
NBN Co board refuses to drink the poisoned chalice - It’s no surprise the entire NBN Co board has resigned. The Coalition doesn’t want NBN Co to succeed, and the technological and political challenge ahead is mighty.
ABC - The vast differences between the NBN and the Coalition's alternative - an extremely exhaustive analysis of the two main technologies on offer
NBN fibre on a copper budget - Simon Hackett (CEO of Internode) on how to reduce the build cost, build time and operating costs of the FTTH NBN
Election Watch 2013 - Policy Comparator: NBN
NBN Myths - How are we paying for it