Feeds

Fibre to YOUR premises NBN still on table pending telco talks

No mention in new roadmap but NBN Co 'actively working on products'

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

NBN Co's new roadmap, released yesterday, contained an interesting omission: no mention was made of a product offering domestic users the chance to pay for an optic fibre to be laid to their homes even if they live in an area where fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) will be built.

The omission is interesting given Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed enthusiasm for the idea. BT, which Turnbull often cites as an exemplar for FTTN builds, offers just such a service.

Australia's current government also makes a lot of noise about the importance of consumer choice, so the chance to run one's own fibre also looks to be in line with its ideology.

Vulture South therefore asked NBN Co if a fibre-to-YOUR-premises product is under consideration.

The answer, offered to us by a press office spokesentity, is that “We are actively working on FTTN and HFC products which will be integrated into the network following negotiations with Telstra and Optus.”

“There is no update on the estimated timeframe for this.”

Not a yes, then, but also not a no. And also perhaps a tacit admission that such products are under consideration. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.