[AusNOG] Power consumption of NBN (was Re: [ISOC-AU-mems] Quigley announces architectural "stakein the ground"

Paul Brooks pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au
Thu Sep 17 14:55:11 EST 2009

Mark Newton wrote:
> On 17/09/2009, at 1:42 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
>> I don't think backup power should be much of a concern, if the NBN can
>> carry IP, it can carry Electricity. RFC3251 says so.
> To any skeptics who don't believe a fibre optic network can carry  
> electricity,
> I present to you:  Basslink :-)
(grin/blush) electrons AND photons, in separate waveguides  (hmm - the 
power is carried as DC, not really a wave, anyhoo...)

"...we have both kinds - country AND western" (Claire, Blues Brothers, 1980)

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