[LINK] NBN is FTTH
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Apr 7 21:04:10 AEST 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 at 17:43:07 +1000 Frank O'Connor wrote:
> Any way you look at it, ADSL over copper has serious distance from
> exchange issues.
In the NBN environment, wouldn't that be distance from the nearest fibre?
> ... FTTH looks like your best option, and with the new NBN
> that looks like happening.
According to one linesman I spoke to, Telstra made a habit of laying
fibre whenever they needed to replace or install copper. In 2003, they
apparently lay fibre to within 200 metres of my door. It's still dark. I
wonder how much of Australia is in a similar position. Only Telstra
would know the extent of that dark network.
> The other alternative would be satellite, but that currently peaks at
> about 400 KBs from memory ...
2 Mb/s: <http://www.bluemaxx.com.au/satellite/commercial.html>
David Boxall | When a distinguished but elderly
| scientist states that something is
| possible, he is almost certainly
| right. When he states that
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