[LINK] NBN white-elephant-to-be: better spend the $$$ on other things

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Thu Aug 19 14:27:19 AEST 2010

On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> I think the argument of what one individual needs, in one place at one
> time, ignores several dimensions of the debate.
> 1. The infrastructure to a place isn't solely to meet the needs of
> today's householder
> I would probably buy a more budget 20 Mbps plan if / when the NBN
> arrives, reasoning that I don't need a gigabit per second. But people
> are mobile; and even where I live, I can see businesses near enough to
> be in the same putative fibre serving area, who may well need more than
> my home.

I would be happy with much expanded upload/backhaul capacity. 
This is the point I don't hear discussed so much.  It's all about download speeds
and fast access to content.  What I want is provision made for those people 
who are planning to be content providers, those of us who want to run 
a business from home, or telecommute, or share data for projects and so on.
Or even, just been able to access files from home on my mobile device while 
in the field!

I would like to see more focus on this than just purely download performance 
for couch potatoes.


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
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