[LINK] tRe: NBN white-elephant-to-be ...

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 12:09:10 AEST 2010

On 26 August 2010 10:17, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au> wrote:

> <snip>
> The point is that any 10 residents/businesses/individuals
> can sign up to the service, and access it whereever they are.
> This isn't the case with location specific cables.

But I think the point Richard has gone to some labours to make, is
that wireless does not have adequate capacity to accommodate large
numbers of users (or even moderate numbers, really) at high speeds.
Wireless is absolutely part of the mix for users who require service
in multiple, changing locations. For the vast majority of users who
need high bandwidth in one or two or three locations (and perhaps
lower bandwidth on the go), a fibre based solution provides a much,
much improved service in terms of throughput and reliability.
If you want to use wireless as your prime access method, you will be
welcome to do so, but mandating it as the prime access for all would
result in severely limited bandwidths.
Michael Skeggs

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