[LINK] NBN expectations

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Nov 3 13:53:06 AEDT 2010


In part, that probably depends on what the customer buys. If you take 
the 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps plan, some expectations management is probably in 
order. But I would expect the NBN to have a similar plan distribution to 
the rest of the world, with most people taking well below the maximum 
offering. Someone getting 20 Mbps or 50 Mbps, compared to 1 Mbps or 8 
Mbps now, probably will notice the difference!

But I agree that our focus solely on the gigabit capabilities is 
probably skewing expectations.


On 3/11/10 1:42 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> 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?

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