[LINK] Battery back-up mandatory for NBN?
tomk at unwired.com.au
Mon Oct 25 16:45:41 EST 2010
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Richard Chirgwin
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> Back at the exchange end, backup will fall on NBN Co's
> shoulders - after
> all, the exchange belongs to NBN Co.
> So it's not that tough an issue; and if people want the
> battery backup
> to be mandatory and NBN Co's responsibility, then they're
> quite free to
> put that view to the USO inquiry.
Actually, it is that tough of an issue.
There are a whole group of people that can't tie their shoelaces.
These folk normally just buy slip-on shoes.
But to be told that by Government that your slip-ons will be replaced by
shoes that need laces and that one has no choice is an issue.
The copper needs to be phased out on a gradual basis, over the space of
at least a generation.
In other words, those persons that are now 60+ need to have time to be
in the ground before the copper can be turned off.
I guess by my estimate an eight year switchover timetable is unrealistic
for all of the reasons discussed heretofore on link.
A 25-30 year phase out period would be far more sensible.
It took Australians 25 years to learn to put on their safety belts in
Some things are just a generational "thing". PSTN via copper delivery is
I believe one of these.
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