Warning against a HFC resurrection

A couple of years ago NBN Co and Optus found it to be financially irresponsible to use the telco's HFC in the NBN. The same logic should extend to Telstra's HFC.

At last year’s Australian Broadcasting Summit in Sydney, the shadow minister for communication, Malcolm Turnbull, alleged that NBN Co was guilty of wasteful practices in the roll out of the fibre optic network especially of overbuilding existing broadband facilities that should be re-deployed for broadband services.

It’s a theme he's been working ever since.

"What species of madness and wastefulness is it", Turnbull asked rhetorically, "to be over-building existing broadband and infrastructure that is perfectly capable of delivering high-speed broadband?"


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