[AusNOG] Labor to force people to connect to broadband
Sean K. Finn
sean.finn at ozservers.com.au
Fri Jul 30 15:28:49 EST 2010
I'd just like to know who's responsibility it is to provide battery backup for PSTN services now?
UPS's in the home? How will most ppl ring the power utility if their power goes out unexpectedly? (Yeah I know, mobile phones and provide your own UPS's).
Loss of functionality here.
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Matthew Moyle-Croft
Sent: Friday, 30 July 2010 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Labor to force people to connect to broadband
Tasmania is being built by Opticomm (no secret, if you've been following things). Aurora is providing backhaul (again, no secret). It was done in a rush AFAIK but it's working and the fact that customers are already being connected it's quite impressive what they've done.
Given that the Govt. has done a deal with Telstra to move customers across, then opt-out seems reasonable as Telstra, I assume, will be moving all their customers across anyway. If someone does opt-out then it's not clear what their options would be if Telstra are removing the Cu.
On 30/07/2010, at 1:27 PM, Kai wrote:
> Labor to force people to connect to broadband
> So, if I have this correct, Conroy says:
> "The cynics, the doomsayers, claimed we were only going to get 10 per cent or 15 per cent [on the network]," he told ABC Radio.
> "We've already got 50 per cent signed up."
> That's 50% from three towns in Tasmania, that's like saying "since 50% of Leonora, Wiluna and Laverton in WA have signed up that this is gunna be awesome". Considering the infrastructure, or lack thereof, in those towns, why wouldn't they say "yes"?!
> If it was actual figures after the whole country was rolled out and he has 50%, that might be something to get excited about but even then, it's opt-out AND it's only 50%, not really a good update percentage considering how awesome it's supposed to be and what it will cost.
> Tasmania's getting connected, that's great, but, who's providing backhaul and was that put to tender? or how was that decided? someone wanna put me through to Conroy's office so I can talk to him constructively? or at least try to? thanks
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