[LINK] NBN Long Term Satellite restrictions

Sam Silvester sam.silvester at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 17:46:55 AEDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 4:49 PM, Tom Worthington <
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:

> On 24/10/15 10:46, David Boxall wrote:
> > ... If memory serves, one child averages about 20GB/month for
> > educational purposes. ...
> The prerecorded video could be downloaded over-night to make use of
> off-peak data allocation (the material is recorded months, or years, in
> advance) and a lower frame rates and resolution used for live events, to
> reduce data use.
As an observation, this is one of the things I find a bit strange about the
discussion around satellite services - the focus on monthly transfer
figures such as this.

It's quite a coarse measurement to my mind. I think the peak bandwidth per
user is probably more interesting/useful, because as Tom has hit on here,
it's not just a case of how much data is used over a month, rather it is
also quite important to look at how much of it is done over peak periods,
and what tools can be / should be brought to bear to help manage this
(offpeak quotas, DPI etc)


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