NBN good for something ;)
The explosion of NBN RSPs seems to be a possible source of Cisco fuel!
6 posts • joined 17 Apr 2016
While it's obvious that some/many RSPs are under-provisioning backhaul, I'm not sure how an RSP will provide the ACCC speed guidance. There are just too many possible speeds to pick from. Even in-country, the speed of data transfer from any particular site depends on who the RSP or the RSP's backhaul supplier peers with. And as for overseas speeds...
Loved the comment about stick in the muds :)
I started using Mosaic (circa 1994), then moved on to Netscape Navigator before arriving at Netscape Communicator which I still use today for web, email and RSS feeds - my email archive goes back to 1996. Netscape Communicator morphed into Mozilla Suite before morphing into today's SeaMonkey.
Over that time I've moved OS from Windows NT -> Windows 2000 -> FreeBSD.
I hate to imagine what I'll do if/when SeaMonkey bites the dust.
When I was a teenager in NZ I bought my first soldering iron (an Antex 25W job) from Watford Electronics in the UK. It still working today, but the bits now cost more than buying a new iron locally after adding the outrageous postage charge from Antex.
Anyway, in my 20s I moved to Australia and in the 1980s bought a VIC-20 computer. Again, I found Watford Electronics was useful in being the only place I could find to buy a bunch of 2116 Static RAM chips to build a 3K RAM expander for my VIC-20.
X couple of years ago I went looking for Watford Electronics again (when I was after some bits for the Antex iron) and discovered that, yes, they had "diversified" into computers at some point and were now no more.
On the upside, eBay, AliExpress, BuyInCoins et al, and occasionally Microchip, Element 14 and JayCar, now fulfill the needs I have.
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