[LINK] NBN to be 1Gbps

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Thu Aug 12 13:44:55 AEST 2010

Crispin Harris wrote:

> The main reason that ISPs in Australia have to limit downloads is
because of
the wholesale cost of the backhaul bandwidth that they purchase.

I can't see that the download speeds of the NBN can work without tiers
of pricing, at the least, domestic and international.  Otherwise, you
might download your monthly allowance in a minute or two!  That would
encourage big overseas content providers - like Google, Youtube,
Microsoft, etc to use local servers.  A bit of arm-twisting might help,
too (maybe, rate limiting international content?)



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