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Will The National Broadband Network Benefit Melbourne?


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Poll: Will The National Broadband Network Benefit Melbourne? (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Will the National Broadband Network benefit Melbourne?

  1. Yes. It will rock! (11 votes [91.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 91.67%

  2. Yes. Cause I just like optical fibre (1 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. No. Speeds are fast enough already (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. No. Speeds are already too fast (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 glen

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:49 PM

Hey guys,

Please let us know your thoughts on this issue.

Regards, Glen
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:03 PM

It MUST happen. I am quite surprised at the coalitions reaction, it is very UNLIBERAL. If we dont get behind this we will be lagging behind.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:16 AM

I only recently became pro NBN when I realised that cable is not optic fibre! Was I the only one that thought they were the same thing?
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 04:34 PM

Hello Glen.

Well I'm sure you are not alone on that misconception.

Anyway fibre is the way to go and will satisfy 90% of Australians.
But don't expect fibre to be the end. Mankind does not operate like that.
There are people already working on the next best thing(s).

The big question is can the NBN company pull off the deal.
I mentioned somewhere else that they (NBN) need to connect thousands of homes to fibre EVERYDAY for the next 8 years to come in on time!
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 04:36 PM

Hey Peter S.

Are you going to vote?
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:30 PM

Ooo I thought I had, Mmm wonder what happened. Try again..
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:46 AM

Hi Peter S.

I see your vote!

Notice this is the first and last time I will vote for anything Labor does!
Rudd was smart to create the NBN company, thus when it falls over he is not to blame!
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:16 PM

I wont go there.
In the end everything stays the same. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and none of them will ever let me marry my same sex partner of forty years.
Politics always gets me into trouble on these sites.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:59 PM

Hello Peter S.

You are right about staying out of the big P!

Really I wanted to tell Glen that the speeds can NEVER be too fast!!!!
Pretty soon "they" will be firing data in the form of atoms down the line.
And for that you will still need your copper telephone line so don't sign it away just yet!
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:44 AM

Would be kinda crazy if they decommissioned the copper lines and later found out it was actually better than optic fibre! :)
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

Hi Glen.
Stranger things have happened!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

Well Optic fibre has been there for quite some time now and i definitely better than copper. Its cheaper, more flexible and can carry tones more information.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:17 PM

Hi Aamer.

In the long run it depends upon how much you want to pay for what speed.
Prices are still up in the sky.
It could well be that for whatever you pay now in dollars for ADSL2+ will give not much better in fibre speeds.
You want top speed 100MBs you pay big bucks.
So the only possible advantage will be slightly faster downloads. With the advantage of less traffic restrictions or distance restrictions of copper.
Anyway fibre speeds will pale into nothing compared with laser technology coming in the next wave.
It maybe 10 years away but will come as sure as night follows day!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

There are so many technologies that exist that can provide broadband and each has its own pros and cons.

Did you know that there are even plans to have broadband over power lines?

I think there will be more wireless technologies in the Future rather than underground cables. The LASER broadband you are talking about is a wireless technology as w ell.

Cost for fibre broadband is pretty much going to be the same as it is now for Copper. Ofcourse you always pay more something thats is new initially.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hi Aamer!
How are you today?
Do you follow the Aussie football?
I don't follow as such. But I have a big interest in my grand kids Soccer matches.
It is a fabulous sport for both girls and boys.

Data over power lines is old old tech!
I have been retired 20 years and in my life as an Electrician 20 years before that I mucked around with data over power lines!
If I'm not wrong that was before you were born!
Broadband over power lines was also trialled in Tassie. (At a guess about 5 or 6 years ago, not sure.) So far it did not light any fires.

The best part of fibre is that everyone will get the speed they pay for.
Unlike copper where those living near the exchange get heaps better service than those living on the outer edges.

I don't download movies so ADSL2+ is fine for me.
I intend to stay with my Telstra copper phone connection as long as it is still in my street.
It is still the cheapest and most reliable.
When fibre comes to my door I'll say "Yes please to installation" But wait until the copper is pulled before I connect to fibre.
And even that depends upon how many service providers are in my area/zone/state/or whatever.

Aamer, it may well be as you say that wireless will be heaps cheaper and fast enough for me.
And it is mobile!
That's a big plus!
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