[LINK] NBN expectations

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed Nov 3 13:42:46 AEDT 2010

On 3/11/2010 12:16 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Very competitive with a 20 to 40 times increase in speed
> compared to my current ADSL service on Internode.
This sentence got me thinking about Joe Sixpack's expectations of the 
NBN. (It's not aimed at Jan, she understands all this stuff)

If people are expecting everything to work 10 to 100 times faster on the 
internet once they get the NBN, they are in for a bit of a surprise. The 
bottleneck that is the network will be replaced by the bottleneck that 
is the server. And that's just in Australia. The international and other 
national network bottlenecks will not change.

Many sites will not be any faster or more responsive.

Isn't there a danger that there will be something of a backlash from 
people who will spend good money and get little for it?



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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