[LINK] NBN expectations

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:28:37 AEDT 2010

On 4 November 2010 11:41, Birch, Jim <Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au> wrote:
> IANA comms economist but
> differential data charges for domestic and international traffic seems
> certain to me.  This actually happens now in the form of selected
> unmetered local sources, eg, ABC's iView is unmetered, except on
> Telstra.  Depending on how this pans out, it might even be a good idea
> for the government to bump this process with a carrot and stick approach
> to force high volume services on shore, eg Microsoft updates, YouTube
> (?).  This would look after users, save the country some money, and make
> better use of international links.

Akamai and competitive content delivery networks already have
substantial local caches in all the sizeable ISPs.
Michael Skeggs

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