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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Aug 26 15:26:30 AEST 2010

David Boxall wrote:
> On 26/08/2010 1:36 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> ... Perhaps we already have
>> fibre to many nodes, I wouldn't know but suspect it.
>>  ...
> In 2003, when Telstra replaced disintegrating copper in my (rural) area, 
> they apparently lay fibre along with the replacement copper 
> <http://david.boxall.id.au/Phone1.html>. Shortly afterwards, a 
> contractor indicated that doing so was standard practice 
> <http://david.boxall.id.au/ISDN.html>. It's quite possible that there 
> are thousands of kilometres of fibre, installed as opportunities arose, 
> which Telstra has kept dark to maximise return on their copper. Whether 
> that will be used for the NBN and what impact it will have on
> establishment costs, we might not have an opportunity to see.

There is also state rail fibre around and in the 80s it was 
fashionable to wireup buildings to future proof 
them...though I suspect some of these buildings may be 
demolished before the cable is ever used.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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