Why Labor wins on broadband.Labor's broadband plan is clearly better than the Liberal/National plan.
The difference between Labor's plan and the Liberal party plan is that Labor delivers fibreoptic cable to the home whereas the Liberal/National plan delivers fibre to the Node. Fibre is cabling essentially made out of glass and information is transmitted down that cable using light. If neighbourhoods are forced use old fashioned copper wire or wireless to get their signal to and from the nearest "node" then the benefit of fibre-optic cable is forfeited. The future of the internet is not about reading words from pages but delivering video in a reliable concise manner. Video demands a lot higher bandwidth than text.
If our future depends on our relationship with our neighbours to the north then communication with those neighbours will only be hampered by ill-fated, outdated communications infrastructure.
|25-100mbps (1000mbps in future)||25-50mbps||
Fibre to home
|93% of premises||22% of premises||
Fibre to node
|0% of premises||71% of premises||
|$44 billion||$29.5 billion|