[LINK] NBN Co moved an FTTN cabinet after users asked to connect

David Boxall linkdb at boxall.name
Wed Nov 23 19:27:13 AEDT 2016

On 23/11/2016 5:14 PM, JanW wrote:
> I shudder to think of what's going to happen next.
> ...
Whatever it is, it's going to cost us a packet. Not only in construction 
costs, but in foregone opportunities. 'Cause what's being built ain't 
gonna work.

Among other things, the redesigned network is based on a star (hub & 
spoke) topology. Plagued by points of failure that will put substantial 
parts of the network out of action when things go wrong.

The original plan was for a ring topology. Multiple redundancy; more robust.

We'll probably end up paying the better part of $100 billion (before our 
politicians try to convince us that the NBN is "finished"). At that 
point, we'll be lucky to get $25 billion (if we can find anyone silly 
enough to buy it). The network will prove so unstable and perform so 
poorly that we'll need to rebuild most of it. Add another $200 billion. 
At that point, if we can find a buyer, we might get $100 billion.

Of course, telecommunications is so valuable to the nation that any 
politician treacherous enough to sell the infrastructure again (after 
the disaster that John Howard imposed on us) deserves to be strangled 
with their own entrails.

Seriously, have you noticed those high points, out front of Parliament 
House in Canberra? I've come to the conclusion that they were put there 
for lynching convenience. And the sins of the parents shall the visited 
upon the offspring, yea unto the last generation. ;)

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