[LINK] Telstra's plans for one small rural area.
Sun, 20 Oct 2002 09:56:10 +1000
I'm hoping this will lead to an exchange of interest to the list.
The response to the message below was a message on my answering
machine: Phil Lammert asking me to phone him. I'm not going to do
that - this discussion belongs in the public domain. After all,
Australia's telecommunications infrastructure remains public property
(despite rabid political manoeuvring).
As far as I can tell, a SCAD will bring optical fibre closer to the
area in question. The number of lines might increase, but the
potential bandwidth of each line will decrease. It looks to me like
a solution for a past century, not the present. There are no plans
to bring more realistic bandwidth into the area, as far as I know.
For a little background, see
Is it sensible for Telstra to spend money providing a solution that
will not meet current needs, let alone those of the future? I'd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boxall, David
> Sent: Thursday, 17 October 2002 9:25
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org';
> Subject: SCADs
> Hi Phil, Col
> At our meeting in August, installation of a SCAD was proposed as
> part of the solution to network problems in the Mt View/Mt Bright/Mt
> Baker area. The submission from the Communications, Electrical and
> Plumbing Union to the Senate Environment, Communications,
> Information Technology and the Arts References Committee Inquiry
> Into the Australian Telecommunications Network
> issions/sub96.doc> indicates that the dial-up data rate performance
> of a SCAD is limited to 26 kilobits per second (kb/s).
> I am achieving 28.8 kb/s on my existing line, albeit with fairly
> expensive elctronics compensating for some infrastructural
> peculiarities. 26 kb/s would constitute a degradation in service
> quality. Am I missing something here?
> Please reply by e-mail. Your response - or not - will be
> promulgated this weekend.
> David Boxall | I have seen the past
> email@example.com | And it worked.
> 02 4991 2704 | TJ Hooker
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David Boxall | The more I learn
firstname.lastname@example.org | The more I realise
| How little I know
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