[LINK] NBN Long Term Satellite restrictions

JanW jwhit at internode.on.net
Sat Oct 24 10:59:51 AEDT 2015

At 10:46 AM 24/10/2015, David Boxall wrote:
>These are people running businesses and families with children. If 
>memory serves, one child averages about 20GB/month for educational 
>purposes. And yes, there are typically many people using a single ISP 
>account. Not just family, but employees as well. No, employees can't use 
>mobiles; there's rarely service. No, I doubt that any of them would be 
>torrenting or using video unnecessarily. At $10/GB that's not affordable. 

The consideration of 'audience'/user characteristics is important but has it been taken into account by NBN? Your mention of families in remote/regional areas is one, or to put it more general -- multi-user shared subscriptions. 

Then there's the upload versus download needs. Educational applications will require uploads. Business definitely will. And if there are real-time communication needs, which there are particularly for voice, the delay contentions are going to be a bitch.

The blanket sort of decision making seems a bit short sighted. Why am I not surprised?


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