Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton, a long-time critic of the NBN and the network’s mix of technology, much of it to be delivered on an "ageing copper network", reckons Australia is being outplayed by its global competitors who are building fibre-based systems providing speeds that “cannot be matched by FTTN”.
The latest report on the State of the Internet by Akamai has prompted a strong statement from NBN Co, warning that the report shows again the National Broadband Network is not only critical to bridging the digital divide in Australia, but also confirms the need to complete the rollout of the network as soon as possible.
NBN Co chief network and operations officer JB Rousselot has told the Broadband World Forum in London that the company needs to move faster in rolling out the broadband network and activating premises.
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