NBN Co out to tame troublesome copper

But NBN Co does not yet know the state of the Telstra copper network. Morrow confirmed on Thursday that during renegotiations, NBN Co did not seek, and was not provided with, a history of Telstra’s maintenance costs associated with the copper network.

Another holy shit moment. NBN Co gave Telstra what? 11 Billion for the copper and are going to pay Telstra to maintain it but never even asked for the maintenance history. Sure – that will work. I’m sure Telstra has a comprehensive list of the amount of shopping bags they’ve gone through so far.

Ongoing maintenance is sure to blow out the FTTN budget. This could have all been avoided with FTTP.

via NBN Co out to tame troublesome copper | ZDNet.

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