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

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Fri Aug 20 23:25:13 AEST 2010

On 20/08/2010 6:10 PM, Birch, Jim wrote:
> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> It is likely that the average home owner will be using a
> wireless link for the last 10m from the NBN's termination point in their
> home to IT equipment. So the home-owner is unlikely to see much
> difference in the service between a fibre option connection and a
> wireless one.
> Until they get the applications that require it, then they'll cable it
> in.  People are already doing this, especially if they've got a few
> teenagers!  Ethernet cabling disappeared in the home for a while but
> it's starting to make a comeback.
With Gigabit WIFI around the corner, and existing 802.3n achieving 80 
Mbps, they'll see a huge difference.

I doubt they'll even bother with cabling it directly. 
Ethernet-over-powerline wallwarts provide ~ 140 Mbps throughput on your 
mains powe cabling, turning your entire house into a distributed LAN, 
for under $250 today.

ITU recently ratified G.hn (home networking), unifying 
ethernet-over-powerline, HomePNA ethernet-over-telephone-cable and MOCA 
(Multimedia-over-Coax) into a common framework - 

"The standard is designed for a maximum theoretical throughput of 1G bps 
(bit per second) but will deliver different speeds depending on the 
medium it is using. For coaxial cable, it should deliver as much as 800M 
bps, for power lines, between 200M bps and 400M bps, and for copper 
phone lines, 200M bps or more, Keowen said."

checkout http://www.homegridforum.org/


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