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Fiber to the Hilarity From Down Under

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Apr 21, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fiber-to-the-hilarity-from-down-under/

Due to the many exciting developments in the U.S., we rarely have time to peek at interesting projects overseas, but Australia is experiencing a political fight over its ambitious open access network. The opposition party wants to cut the costs of the project by transforming it from a FTTH network to a FTTN project – Fiber-to-the-node (or as I like to say, fiber-to-the-nowhere as it does nothing to address the largest bottleneck).

Thanks to Benoit Felten, we have been alerted to a “fabled Australian comic duo” sending up the opposition plan. Clarke and Dawe: