Correction re Telstra cable modems
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 13:09:38 +1000 (EST)
Steven Byrne writes:
> Even 192kbps would be nice, let alone 1.5Mbps. 19.2k
> would be woeful, and not really worth $90/ month..
I would say the strategy Tel$tra is using here will be to milk as much money
out of the service as possible.
By making an uplink only 19.2k, it will force content providers
to use "value added" or "approved" services to deliver their
WWW pages, databases or FTP sites.
19.2kb is just fast enough for WWW home page publishers to upload a batch
of files via FTP, for addition Remember, Tel$tra are in in bed with
MicroSoft, and Microsoft want to push their MicroSoft Network.
What better way to do this than to force content providers to use a
regulated and overpriced delivery service?
Too bad for people like me, who want the pleasure of providing a service
via a home linux box or similar, as a free or cheap service, and as a hobby.
Perhaps the Linux Ham Radio system might start becoming a reality again! ;)
The fun is going to get taken out of it, if the abilty to play with the
network is taken away :(
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
Witty comment revoked due to funding cuts