[clug] [OT] The Register is trying to crowfund $100-$250K for indep study on NBN

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Sat Jun 22 22:34:42 MDT 2013

On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 09:26:24AM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> > Is the NBN really about providing a fat pipe to everyone's home
> > that they may or may not REALLY NEED, or more about the government
> > having complete control over your Internet, with no competition -
> > may make PRISM pale somewhat in comparison.
> I share your paranoia, but from what I understand it's supposed to work
> like TransACT: The NBN is just the infrastructure and ISPs compete to
> provide internet access and other services. That's not to say that it
> couldn't change on a minister's whim of course.

*As I understand it*, Transact is fibre to the node while NBN is fibre to the
home. I also understand that Malcolm Turnbull would downgrade NBN to a fibre to
the node system should his party win government.

Anyone here on Transact? What kind of bandwidth (speed) do you get?

More or less regardless of the answer, it worries me that the cheaper solution
will become inadequate for future applications.

Cheers ... Duncan.

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