I'm not sure what this means for existing ADSL and Cable infrastructure – perhaps Optus and Foxtel will finally tear down their cables. Naw…
However, what it will mean is that the ACMA will have a well-defined, well-secured place to put their internet filters. A place where no-one outside of government can access and leaks will be much less likely. This will clearly permit a blacklist with essentially ZERO scrutiny.
As we know, there are trade-offs everywhere. As the fibre network offers increased speed, so the filters will take it away again. If they’re careful, we will never notice the loss.
It's the catch-cry of a generation. Just think of the