[LINK] 449 kilometre Perth to Geraldton optic fibre link.

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Mar 16 11:22:07 AEDT 2011

David Boxall wrote:
> On 15/03/2011 4:01 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> <http://www.pm.gov.au/blog/connecting-geralton-nbn>
> Geraldton, a city of more than 25,000 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldton>, is only now getting decent 
> telecom's. Wollombi, a town of less than 300 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollombi,_New_South_Wales> has had a fibre 
> connection for years.
> What a difference political influence (and proximity to Sydney) make.

449km of fibre to serve 300 people

449km radius of Sydney encompassess 6million people
including, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Blue Mountains
and Greater Sydney!

> The nearby defence facilities make Geraldton's circumstances doubly 
> surprising.

I doubt a defence facility would rely on a fibre optic cable 
running 450kms across country.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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