Frontliner: What gear does chorus need to put in place for VDSL to be available? How likely would this gear be put in place before a fibre upgrade is done?
It's just a line card upgrade to one of the Alcatel 7302's they have in the cabinets. Basically if you can get ADSL2+ there is a pretty good chance VDSL will be available off the equipment already or will be very shortly. Being close enough to actually get it is another thing.