[Linux-aus] Political Recognition for Technology in Australia - was Re: Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

Charles Gregory la.lists at chuq.net
Sat Jun 29 11:28:25 EST 2013

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Michael Davies <michael at the-davies.net>wrote:

> On 28/06/2013, at 4:44 PM, Bret Busby <bret at busby.net> wrote:
> > According to the (wonky) NBN web site, the NBN is expected to be
> > operational here, in about 2018.
> >
> > I think that, by the time that the NBN is fully implemented, it will be
> > obsolete and redundant.
> This is just FUD. The biggest cost is the physical installation of fibre.
> The kit at each end of the glass can be upgraded, - to support more
> frequencies - as can the PCD/NTD in your home. It doesn't corrode, it
> doesn't attract white ants, it's not affected by water. FTTH is the best
> upgradable solution that you could possibly install across a whole country.
> It's going to be far more upgradable that trying to squeeze 25 out of
> copper that struggles to support the guaranteed minimum of 1.5 today.
Agreed.  The future potential of fibre is demonstrated by announcements
such as this -

Also Bret, you make the comparison to how your XT has aged - well they were
installing optic fibre back then - and they still haven't found anything


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