[LINK] NBN on its way to my basement

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Tue Sep 22 10:58:58 AEST 2009

On 22/09/2009, at 10:49 AM, Paul Brooks wrote:

> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> Transact has stopped expanding its network in Canberra, partly as a
>> result of the cost (which the NBN funding could fix) and part  
>> because it
>> ran out of places the cable could be run easily (which the NBN  
>> could not
>> fix).

> The irony of this is that the same ACTEW, when it ran the power cables
> underground and later ran the newer gas mains underground, apparently
> failed to run any extra conduits while they had the trench open.

And yet more irony - an alert for Transact customers today (not all  
that uncommon):

"TransACT	NOT OK 22/09/2009
Transact is currently experiencing an outage affecting services  
Canberra wide.
TransACT Engineers are working to resolve these issues as a matter of  
critical importance..."


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