[LINK] ABC News: CSIRO uses old TV channels for wireless internet

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Nov 4 00:30:19 AEDT 2010

CSIRO uses old TV channels for wireless internet
Wed 03 Nov 10, 21:57pm AEST
Felicity Ogilvie

The CSIRO has invented new wireless internet technology that will give people in remote areas faster broadband by using old analog TV channels. It is designed to fill the gap in the National Broadband Network (NBN), where some homes and businesses are too remote to be connected to optic fibre. Although the wireless connection will never reach the same speeds as optic fibre, it will be a dramatic improvement over current wireless technology. The CSIRO says the technology can reach speeds 100 to 200 times the speed of dial-up internet. It will soon test the technology in Smithton, in a remote town in north-west Tasmania that is one of the first places in the country being connected to the NBN. Smithton Mayor Daryl Quilliam says the wireless technology is very important because the op...

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