[LINK] NBN is FTTH
marty at supine.com
Wed Apr 8 10:21:33 AEST 2009
$quoted_author = "grove at zeta.org.au" ;
> One thing that has not been mentioned yet is that this is
> an opportunity to provision from ground up, a next generation IPV6 network
> which would surely be the only suitable way to manage the new
> infrastructure. Hopefully some clever person will make this part
> of the deliverables in the core specifications.
Actually, the NBN should be no higher than layer 2 which means it's agnostic
to these kind of things.
It will be still be the CPE that will have the most impact on IPv6
> Unlike Munchkin^H^H^H^H^H^H^HMinchin, I don't see why the thing
> needs to demonstrate a profit, at least not right away. That's
> a typical conservative mindset. The social benefits will be
> much bigger.
I find the need to focus only on the immediate $ impact a bit narrow minded.
This will have far reaching effects into other areas.
> In the end though, however much a supporter I am of the project,
> $46B would also help a good many aborigines and marginalised
> members of society and USD150M is enough to revive the Aral Sea.
A friend opined that it would be better spent on homeless people.
But this takes an either/or approach to the money earmarked for this
project. The budget is a multi-facet thing and if you want more money for
$PROJECT you can take it off any of the others. The one usually trotted out
is Defense. You could have done a lot with all the $ we spent on those tanks
or the still to delivered JSF.
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