[LINK] What do we want from "Broadband"
M. da Cruz
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 10:16:23 +1100
Rachel has hit the nail on the head...though I notice the word lend
rather than invest but I think give would be a safer word.
Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> Anyone got a spare $50 million that they want to lend me or would they
> like to hire our still enthusiastic team?????? I'm serious!
The association of content with broadband is part of Labour's knowledge
nation and I agree the suggestion that the discussion about content is
dated and not a compelling reason to deliver high speed cable into every
I love the idea of using datacasting to distribute popular content and I
(and no doubt others) suggested it a few years ago, here on Link. We've
also already discussed the issue of infrastructure as opposed to the
last mile bandwidth capacity. In a personal effort to bring some sense
to this discussion I helped the ACS prepare a submission to NOIE see
http://www.ramin.com.au/marg/acssub.html and also made a submission to
the productivity's inquiry into broadcasting at
Rather than "broadband", what we need is:
b)infrastructure (mirroring, backbones, international links)
c)appropriate balance of pricing/government investment to meet needs in
a sustainable way.
Marghanita da Cruz
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