[LINK] Benefits of a digital economy enabled by the National

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Sep 23 14:41:44 EST 2010


Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>   Evan - many thanks!
> 
> The upshot is that we don't "need" the NBN for schools and unis, because 
> in one case fibre is being done, in the other it's already done.
> 

According to the survey, not quite for schools, and I would 
interpret Evan's  reply not yet for TAFEs and is $100million 
enough to finish the job - note the Satellite reliance:

> Similar to the 2008 survey, the 2009 responses show that the majority of schools in metropolitan and 
> provincial regions are connected by fibre. The responses indicate that 50.3 per cent of schools in 
> metropolitan regions (51.6 per cent in 2008) and 46.1 per cent of schools in provincial regions (46.5 per 
> cent in 2008) are connected by fibre.   
>  
> Although DSL remains the second most used technology by schools in metropolitan and provincial regions, 
> the percentage of schools connected by DSL has decreased compared to the 2008 survey. The 2009 survey 
> indicates that 37.8 per cent of schools in metropolitan regions (42.5 per cent in 2008) and 41.5 per cent 
> (42.2 per cent in 2008) of schools in provincial regions are connected by DSL.   
>  
> Of those schools in remote regions, 44.6 per cent reported using DSL (41.4 per cent in 2008), 20.1 per cent 
> use satellite technology (20.4 per cent in 2008) and 19.4 per cent use fibre (20.4 per cent in 2008).   
>  
> 4.  Bandwidth used by schools 
>  
> Although the use of fibre connections by schools in 2009 (46.5 per cent) is similar to the 2008 survey results 
> (47.0 per cent), the download speeds used by schools has improved. 67.5 per cent use download speeds of 
> 4 megabits per second or less compared to 80.5 per cent in the 2008 survey. The improvement in schools’ 
> download speeds are in the 5‐20 mbps range. In 2009, 29.7 per cent of schools reported this speed 
> compared to 16.4 per cent in 2008.  These improvements relate to schools across all sectors. See Diagram 6 
> below.   
>  
> The 2009 survey results indicate there remains a variation in the bandwidth used by schools in 
> metropolitan and those in provincial and remote regions.  The proportion of schools in the 4 megabits per 
> second or less range is lower in metropolitan schools in 2009 at 60 per cent (75.7 per cent in 2008) and 
> higher in provincial and remote areas at 75.6 per cent (87.1 per cent in 2008) and 81.8 per cent (84.4 per 
> cent in 2008) respectively. The low download speeds used by schools in provincial and remote regions 
> appear to be due to affordability of the service or the specific contractual arrangements negotiated. 
>  




> Cheers,
> RC
> 
> On 23/09/10 10:14 AM, ARTHUR,Evan (Dr) wrote:
>> Richard wrote:<<  School fibre programs exist under their own program. I don't know the status at this point.
>>
>> You can find data on school connectivity, along with some background information on implementation of the Australian Government's fibre to schools initiative at: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/DigitalEducationRevolution/HighSpeedBroadband/Pages/ImplementationApproach.aspx#a survey of school connectivity across states and territories and school sectors   (now that's what I call a URL).
>>
>> University campuses are connected via the Australian Research and Education Network, managed by AARNet, normally at multi-gigabit speeds.  Abundant details on the AARNet site.
>>
>> TAFE colleges are normally connected by State and Territory networks.  The Australian Government is developing the Vocational Education Broadband Network, a national backbone network with points of presence in all capital cities.  Details at http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/Programs/VEN/Pages/Overview.aspx.  Short version of where it is up to.  A Request for Expressions of Interest process has been completed. The following short-list of respondents is being invited to respond to a select RFT: AAPT Limited, AARNet Pty Ltd, Nextgen Networks Pty Ltd, Optus Networks Pty Ltd, Telstra Corporation Limited
>>
>>
>> Evan Arthur
>> Group Manager
>> National Schools and Youth Partnerships Group
>> Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
>>
>>
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