In 2009, the then Labor government promised a quick National Broadband Network (NBN) with optical fiber cables direct to many homes and businesses.
Instead, we have ended up with a mixture of technologies such as optical fiber, copper cables, Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC), fixed wireless and satellite.
Each year the amount of net data Australians consume increases by between 20 and 30 percent.
This past year, the average home had 17 devices on the web, and that amount is expected to more than double in the next three decades.
When the NBN is finished next year, it’s estimated fewer than one in four of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) connections will be capable of reaching the top rates currently offered over the NBN.
How will the NBN manage our ever-increasing digital consumption needs?
Our guess is, not very well.