apart from dodgy crap like lukes experiencing, the main problem is that most of the network backbones are still copper, so they cant provide enough bandwidth atm to provide speeds to everyone in peak hours. thats the biggest benefit to the FTTH - even in areas that DONT get it, moving them off the copper network will make the remaining bandwidth spread out more evenly and make it a happier place for everyone... well, except 3G/nextG users.
competition will also force telstra to lower prices in non FTTH areas.
TL;DR: even if you arent in an FTTH area, your net will still end up faster and cheaper.
Last edited by Mussels; Sep 7, 2010 at 11:32 AM.