[LINK] NBN Wireless Service Looks Good: So do we need fibre?

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Aug 20 18:25:20 AEST 2010

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 20/08/2010, at 5:51 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> A wireless base station at every street corner would provide better coverage and services than aiming for optical capiliaries  to every computer. Where demand required it additrional base stations could be deployed quite rapidly. Though, from experience, terrain and building materials do pose problems for wireless.
> I live in inner west Sydney, directly under the flight path to Runway 16R at Sydney Airport. When it is activated, the aviation comms equipment wipes out our Wi-Fi. Work via wireless networking becomes impossible, because it drops out for 20 seconds every 2 minutes.. 
> I have also suffered from trying to work wirelessly using either Wi-Fi or 3G in various problematic locations -- none of which are more than 10km from the Sydney CBS in areas which are supposedly well covered.

Directly under the flight path, in sydney's inner 
west...I-Burst was fabulous except they turned it off. 3g is 
fine, not blistering, but portable and very reasonably 
priced, I did give up on unwired, but then there was a time 
when my vodafone telephone wouldn't work at the same 
location. Note I do not use WiFi...

Photos of my e-waste, including i-burst bridge, unwired 
modem, unwired modem external antennae, here:

> Wireless is not the answer.
> That said, "optical capillaries" are not to every computer, but to every premises. The final 5 metres is still up to the consumer.
see above about mobiliy and flexibility of 3g

> Stil

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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