Um..... Fibre can get wet and doesn't need electricity.
Turnbull's copper from the node to the home needs electricity to work.....
It's been raining a lot in Bowral.
Most of the FTTP infrastructure being deployed by Labor is what is known as “passive” infrastructure. This infrastructure does not require electricity and can even survive being wet.
However, most of the FTTN infrastructure being deployed under the Coalition, in particular, is “active” infrastructure. It requires an active electrical power connection. The 30,000 FTTN cabinets, or ‘nodes’ currently being deployed around Australia also come with battery backup capability within the cabinet.
Such infrastructure is easily disabled by water ingress. Delimiter