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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Aug 26 12:51:41 AEST 2010

Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
> 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.

Mandating fibre will severely limit coverage.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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