[LINK] NBN to be 1Gbps
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
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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