Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Apr 8 10:44:17 AEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009, Martin Barry wrote:

> Actually, the NBN should be no higher than layer 2 which means it's agnostic
> to these kind of things.

If the "NBN" is "L2 to the end user, L3 at the first aggregation point"
then sure.

If the "NBN" is "looks like PPP to a central location", and then telco's
start using the same excuses for hating on P2P (and by extension, interesting
future tech such as "cloud" computing), then eww.

If the aim of the NBN is to hook everyone up to good enough internet
as a tool, then that is happening right now for most places. Peoples'
lives will simply adapt to the restrictions placed on said access.

If the aim of the NBN is to allow Australia to innovate, then the
government must (I hope!) notice that the majority of the innovation
on the internet does NOT happen in an academic setting, and so providing
end-users with the lowest cost, fastest possible local internet
access is the best way to do that.


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