[LINK] The NBN, as re-imagined

Narelle narellec at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 18:09:09 AEDT 2016

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 8:25 AM, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
> wrote:

> On 02/11/16 13:36, David Boxall wrote:
>> ...consequences, however, are a bit unusual.
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/BIRRR/permalink/579061192302572/>
>> ... I use the internet to run pumps and an automated watering system to
>>> provide water to livestock. ...
> Iridium, ORBCOMM, Globalstar, Thuraya and Inmarsat offer low speed
> satellite data services for such applications.
> Assuming the pump sent a short status message once a day and had to be
> manually overridden only occasionally, a satellite service would cost about
> a dollar a day.

But the cost of that could be despicable, once you take contract and start
up costs into account, and I bet you it's more than a small status message,
 when all the original poster wants is a reliable installation time when
they said they'd do it.


Hopefully by now they've rectified this. It shouldn't need to be taken to
social media!


narellec at gmail.com

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