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On the Front Line
Ray Owen, NBN's chief technology officer, addresses an audience at Informa's Broadband World Forum event in Berlin this month.
Ray Owen, NBN's chief technology officer, addresses an audience at Informa's Broadband World Forum event in Berlin this month.

iainmorris 11/1/2018 | 2:37:04 AM
Comment from Laurie Patton Laurie Patton, a journalist and blogger at TheLuckyGeneral.biz, got in touch with the following remark, which we agreed to publish:

"Sadly, JB Rousselot is part of the problem rather than part of any solution to Australia's broadband debacle. Along with a few other so-called mates of the then prime minister, JB advocated the dumping of 21st Century fiber -- which was the hallmark of the original NBN launched in 2009 -- in favour of re-using ageing copper wires from the former government-owned telco Telstra, and two HFC networks built 25 years ago for pay TV. As this article explains, both the copper and HFC networks had been allowed to run down as none of their owners expected they'd still be used by now, much less incorporated in a national broadband network."

This piece also contains more on the issue: http://theluckygeneral.biz/2018/10/24/nbn-wont-be-finished-on-time-simple-as-that/
iainmorris 11/1/2018 | 2:34:02 AM
Corrections NBN got in touch to point out that fixed wireless and satellite did actually figure in the original plans, so we've tweaked that section.

We also mistakenly referred to NBN's CTO as Ray Watson, rather than Ray Owen. This has also been corrected, and apologies for the error (we're not sure where we got Ray Watson from, although at least we didn't call him Ray Donovan).
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