[clug] [OT] The Register is trying to crowfund $100-$250K for indep study on NBN
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jun 19 22:08:37 MDT 2013
[bail now if you don't care for the NBN and Politics]
A lot of you on-list will have opinions about how the NBN should be
built. If you're like me, you want to scream at the radio/TV when
inane political comments about the NBN are made/reported by
politicians and others on both sides.
Here's a chance for us to collectively "put our money where our mouth is".
A little study like this is unlikely to change the outcome of the next
election, but it will help "keep the B's honest". It won't stop the
NBN-haters or fanboi's dukeing it out still all over the Internet.
That fine sport will continue into the next decade.
It will give voters some firm facts to push-back on _both_ political
parties. If politicians see an issue turn against them in polls, they
will respond unless they're ideologically bound to it.
* What broadband service does Australia and comparable nations require
in the future?
* What broadband connection technology provides the longest likely
working life and lowest operational cost to meet the demand identified
in question one?
* What will entrepreneurs in business and government do with the NBN?
Rephrased on 'Pozible' site as:
We want to address that with an independent study to answer three big
* What do we REALLY NEED?
* What's the BEST TECHNOLOGY to build with?
* What happens AFTER we build the NBN?
Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
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