[LINK] NBN expectations

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 13:51:57 AEDT 2010

On 4 November 2010 12:39, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
>> Akamai and competitive content delivery networks already have
>> substantial local caches in all the sizeable ISPs.
> Do they have it out in the country? :)

The way most ADSL services are delivered, the backhaul goes all the
way to the nearest capital city (as an ATM circuit). With this setup
there isn't any advantage to having actively cached data in regions.
Under an NBN model I can certainly see benefit in having
hosting/caching capactiy at POIs.
Michael Skeggs

More information about the Link mailing list