The analysis found that Australian households and businesses will benefit from high-speed broadband infrastructure.
There are different ways of delivering the National Broadband Network (NBN) to Australians. They include a combination of fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node, hybrid-fibre coaxial, fixed wireless and satellite technologies. This Multi-Technology mix could provide net benefits of $18 billion to Australia.
This combination of technologies:
can be delivered more quickly and at less cost, improving broadband access for Australians who really need it
provides the option of future upgrades to FTTP, once there is sufficient demand to make it worthwhile.
The cost-benefit analysis also drew from the following work: