[LINK] Broadband facts, fiction and urban myths

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Feb 21 13:10:46 AEDT 2011

On 2011/Feb/20, at 9:50 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

> For those following the debate over Australia's NBN, Rodney Tucker's
> paper "Broadband facts, fiction and urban myths" is worth a read:
> "There has been a lively debate surrounding the Australian Governments
> plan to build a fibre-based National Broadband Network. Unfortunately, a
> variety of urban myths about the NBN have evolved and spread over the
> past 12 months. Some of these myths are based on misunderstandings of
> the capabilities and limitations of broadband technology and some are
> out of alignment with experience in countries where broadband access is
> more advanced than in Australia. The objective of this article is to
> correct some of these misconceptions, to debunk some of the more common
> urban myths and to provide some basic facts for the lay person on the
> capabilities and limitations of various broadband technologies."
> From: Broadband facts, fiction and urban myths, Rodney Tucker,
> Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Volume 60, No. 3, 2010, First
> published online August 2010:
> <http://www.tja.org.au/index.php/tja/article/view/19/html>.

I love the "artists impression of all wireless network delivering a full 100 Mb/s to every home
Note that the details of the antennas and the size of the anttena towers may vary." 

> This is published by the Telecommunications Society of Australia (TSA),
> now the Telecommunications Board of the Australian Computer society
> (which I am a board member of). The Telecommunications Journal of
> Australia (TJA) is now published online. Most papers require either ACS,
> TJA membership, or payment of a subscription. But some papers are free:
> <http://www.google.com.au/search?q=site%3Awww.tja.org.au%2Findex.php%2Ftja%2Farticle%2Fview%2F+%22First+published+online%22+-%22About+the+authors%22>.
> The TJA provides articles in the form of web pages for online viewing
> (as well as PDF for printing) using the Open Journal System (OJS). The
> web versions display better on screen, particularly on a mobile device
> and use less bandwidth. This is an example of the web based format I
> suggest could be used for academic research and government reports.
> -- 
> Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
> PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
> Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
> Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
> Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra
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