[AusNOG] FTTH - Dreaming?
tom.sykes at nec.com.au
Sat Aug 16 21:46:10 EST 2008
I particularly liked this comment.
³an FTTH network would cost essentially nothing to maintain²
I¹m sure we¹re all keen to hear the secret. Maybe he can speak at next
year¹s AusNOG ;-)
On 16/08/2008 1:52 AM, "McDonald Richards" <macca at vocus.com.au> wrote:
> While working on the early hours of a Saturday morning as I know so many of us
> do I stumbled across this gem of an article. I¹d love to know who actually
> edits and fact checks this junk before they publish it online.
> Some of the quotes are absolute gold.
> ³The Federal Government should build and control a FTTH network capable of
> speeds of at least 100 megabits a second. This would require a capital
> expenditure of about $15-20 billion but this cost is easily justified.²
> ³The Government should maximise public use of a FTTH network by charging a
> modest annual administration fee of $50-100 but nothing for actual use. This
> would cover the network's administrative and minimal running costs.
> (Maintaining our copper network reportedly costs a lot more - about $600
> million a year.)²
> ³A FTTH network would give Australians free national phone calls and fast
> access to the internet. And its applications would have obvious social and
> commercial benefits.²
> In fact I think I had a good chuckle at almost every paragraph. Don¹t even get
> me started on the technical points! With the cost analysis of 98% FTTN
> coverage done by Pipe coming it at ~16 billion I¹d love to know how the author
> of this article believes an FTTH network can be built by the government for
> ³about 15-20 billion². They didn¹t even reference the total population
> coverage and there¹s only a 5 billion dollar window in that highly scientific
> cost estimate which is more than Labor plan to contribute in total to FTTN!
> I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
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