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3 posts • joined 29 Aug 2012

NBN zealotry in the ultra-high definition age

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Re: UHDTV

Those were examples cited. The Internet exists because of "content". Content is getting progressively heavier with the passing years. The world is not going to wait for bumfvck Australia to play catch up(and we're already technologically behind most developed countries).

Exaggerating an argument till it seems ridiculous does not make it untrue. I'm sure some NBN detractors would be happy with a glossy poster of sheep/goat/<any other farm animal> but most of us have stuff to do. ;)

There's a ton of scenarios that justify a fast internet connection with low latency. Just within multi-user households, what if a dad is working from home using VNC while the mum's listening to music on via a streaming service... daughter is working on an assignment while downloading the latest OS updates and the son is video chatting with his girlfriend in France.

Try doing that over ADSL 2+.

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Re: Don't forget *upstream*

Not really mate. The prediction is to perform monetary planning for the future. It is the "most likely case", customers substitute their 12Mbps ADSL with 12Mbps NBN plans, rather than upgrade (a rather pessimistic assessment).

In Australia, with the NBN you may have such restrictions (as this is the parochial charging model used by Aussie ISPs) but it is definitely nothing new. This cupidity will be fixed (hopefully) when some ISP realises that if they have uncapped plans, they have a market advantage.

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Re: Don't forget *upstream*

.. and sadly the uneducated/anti-NBN luddites do not realise that IT IS NOT EXPENSIVE! I have a 16Mbps ADSL 2+ connection and I pay around $50 a month. I wouldn't mind paying upto $150/month for a fat pipe that allows me to ditch the monopoly that is Foxtel and solely use IPTV. If Aus providers don't step up their game, I can always work around the system using VPNs based in US to access Netflix and Hulu. Aside from entertainment, I can easily work from home and use VPN to leverage my organisation's thick pipe to perform work related activities that consume significant bandwidth (eg. vulnerability assessments, pen-tests etc)

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