[LINK] FTTH in a California town: 1GBPS!
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Sun Jun 3 14:42:15 EST 2012
On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 12:17 AM, Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote:
> When Aus ISP's were paying $150 per mbps, most U.S. ISP's were paying
> between $2-$5 per mbps.
> and the outrageous difference is still likely today thanks to certain
Doesn' t Global Crossing (now Level3) offer "dark fiber" to other
countries?. Just thinking aloud
"The deal was to substantially transform AARNet from a wholesale buyer of
capacity into a state-of-the-art carrier with access to its own dark fibre,
at last in control of its own destiny," the book says.
In that same year, 2003, AARNet pulled off an international coup.Thanks to
weak global demand for undersea cable, AARNet got access to two
high-capacity links, 10Gbps, joining Australia and the US. "Networks of 10
gigabytes and beyond are a prerequisite for collaboration on a worldwide
scale," Deane Terrell, AARNet chairman, said at the time.
"In areas such as high-energy physics there will be the need to exchange
petabytes of data when CERN's large hadron collider becomes fully
operational. "Similarly, astronomers, in globally connecting their
telescopes together, need to exchange terabytes of information in real time
to ensure successful very long base observations." Terrell has been proved
Australia is a strong contender to host the world's most powerful
telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, and this seems unthinkable without
the powerhouse that AARNet has become. "We're now at 10 gigabytes a second;
that's 200,000 times [faster than] where we were when we first began,"
So my guess is to the improve the situation wrt commercial traffic the best
would be to find the nearest point geographically with the lowest bandwidth
cost and build a new fiber and POP to that market for commercial traffic...
(I know, easy to say...) Sounds like a job for Mr. Koltai. :)
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