Unfortutunately, there's no current timetable to roll-out VDSL2.
There are no technical hold-ups, but Telecom Wholesale is locking horns with the Commerce Commission over whether it can charge an extra $20 a month for this premium service (Orcon, Vodafone and other interpret regulations as saying DSL is DSL, and there can only be one price. Both also want better terms to put their own ADSL2+ or VDSL2 gear into Telecom's roadside cabinets.)
Monday, 9 November 2009
I, for one, welcome the Commerce Commission's protection
Isn't it wonderful that the Commerce Commission, in protecting us from a $20 surcharge for premium VDSL2 offerings that could boost speeds from about 8 MB to about 40MB, has ensured that nobody except Telecom's CEO has VDSL2?