What you need to know about Australia’s broadband woes
A month ago, I went on holiday in Thailand, a place that had just experienced its worst blackout in the nation’s history.
But that was before the government announced that all Australians would have to wait until the end of the year for internet service to be restored.
I got my internet service back in November.
But since then, things have been a mess.
Australia’s internet service is in a state of crisis.
The government announced last month that all Australian households would be able to access internet services until February 1st, and the Federal Government said it would roll out fibre to the premises in January, but has yet to deliver any infrastructure.
On a recent visit to Sydney, I noticed a number of Australians who had just returned from Thailand, and they were still experiencing difficulties with the rollout of their internet.
I wanted to find out what’s been going on, and to find some solutions to the crisis that has been looming over the country for months.
A few weeks ago, the Federal Communications Commission published a report, detailing the state of the nation.
It found that a major issue had been the rollout delays in the state’s copper network.
The report also revealed that there was a “high risk” that the copper network would not be ready to support fibre optic internet service by February, which would mean that many Australians would be unable to access the internet.
“This was a major problem in terms of the rollout and was something that we had not been able to resolve,” Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told the ABC.
“It was a massive undertaking, and it was a huge challenge to get it to the end state.”
The Federal Government’s failure to deliver on its promise of an internet service network that would be ready for the end-of-the-year rollout caused widespread frustration, with many Australians questioning the government’s decision to delay its rollout and make it impossible for them to access services.
At the time, Mr Fifield said the government was committed to getting internet service “as soon as possible” but it was not yet ready.
I found a few people who had a solution.
The answer was: I don’t think so.
What do we do now?
If you’re looking for an internet solution, you need a service provider that can deliver high-speed fibre optic fibre, which is what the NBN is.
Fibre optic fibre is a technology that allows for faster internet speeds than copper cables.
It is currently the most expensive way to access fibre optic broadband in Australia, but it is also widely considered to be one of the best.
In the meantime, the Government is still facing criticism for failing to deliver a high-quality network that can be rolled out quickly and cheaply.
The Coalition has already taken the unusual step of cutting funding to the NBN and has pledged to invest more in the network.
But while the Coalition promised to provide “fast, reliable, affordable and competitive” internet, it has not provided an answer to the question of what the Government should do.
We have a very large network that is being built, and we don’t have the resources to build it in the way that we want, but the Government can do a lot with the funds it has available, and what is the best way to fund that?
There are a number different ways of trying to tackle the problem.
There is an option called the fibre-to-the premises (FTTP) system, which requires a separate, fibre-optic cable from the existing copper network to connect the home to the internet, but that is only available in Sydney and Brisbane.
It’s also expensive and not yet commercially viable.
Another option is called fibre-coaxial (FCoC) systems, which are cheaper and less expensive but have not yet been fully commercialised.
The Federal Government is also investing $2.5 billion in the NBN over the next three years.
But there are many more options that are also available to Australians.
Some argue that the problem isn’t just the NBN, but a whole range of different problems in the rollout, including the lack of the right infrastructure, a lack of competition and the lacklustre rollout of the NBN in other states.
So, what can we do?
The first thing to do is to understand the root cause of the problem and how it relates to the infrastructure.
In order to fix the problem, you have to look at the infrastructure itself.
When you see that the network that we’re building is designed to be used for internet access and it doesn’t provide that, it doesn: not just the copper infrastructure, but also the fibre infrastructure, the optical fibre infrastructure and the distribution infrastructure.
There are a lot of reasons for that.
It’s a slow, expensive, expensive infrastructure, and when you build that, you don’t want to build the infrastructure to connect to the people who actually need it.
So, the first