The Coalition's fibre-to-the-node network is meant to be completed in 2019 — two years ahead of the proposed finish-date for the previous government's fibre-to-the-home NBN. A source has revealed, however, that the new FTTN network may not start rolling out again until at least 2015.
Sources tell Technology Spectator today that the Coalition won't be able to get the network jump-started and rolling out onto a street-corner near you for the next two calendar years.
They'll need to install roughly 60,000 nodes according to the source, and at 200 nodes deployed per week, the network will take over 5.5 years to deploy according to our back-of-the-envelope maths.
Something fibre, this way comes, but how long will we have to wait? [Technology Spectator]