[LINK] NBN and Batteries

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Mar 1 14:48:10 AEDT 2011

On 1/03/2011 9:03 AM, Richard Archer wrote:
> ...
> If the aerial cables are likely to be down during an
> emergency, there is no point having a battery backup.
> I would also hope that the NBNCo decide to install
> cables exclusively underground in cyclone/bushfire
> prone areas and aerially only in "safe" areas.
> Or would that be too much to expect?
> ...
Overhead cabling is a waste of resources. The only reason for it is to 
maximise the number of premises connected by fibre, in the minimum time.

Why is the copper underground? Because it's most cost-effective. Why put 
the fibre overhead? Because it's quick.

If we didn't have a raving ratbag leading the opposition, intent on 
trashing the nation's communications infrastructure, perhaps we'd be 
better placed to do it as well as we can.

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