[AusNOG] NBN Co maps published - on ALP website

Phil Pierotti phil.pierotti at platformnetworks.net
Fri Jul 30 19:18:54 EST 2010

Sadly crop-circles in farmland is an all too apt description.

I happen to know a small farming community in banana-bending country where according to the map 'the town' has been left in satellite wilderness and darkages (despite having a nearby $nameless_telco$ tower) while a handfull of large isolated farms (maybe a dozen families - OUTSIDE the town) will be treated to the relative) joys of next-generation fixed-wireless.

The maps do not show enough detail to know if this fibre backhaul will be  beside-the-highway or beside-the-railway, but I don't understand how this particular township got left behind.
The highway is 3k out of town, and there's a $telco$ comms tower there, an antenna there *might* serve the town (certainly the crop-circle would cover it well).
The railway line runs right though the middle of town.

Either way, how could they possibly get left behind in the "good services sweepstakes"?


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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 5:02 PM
To: Grahame Lynch
Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net; Paul Brooks
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] NBN Co maps published - on ALP website

Think of them, not as perfect circles, but Conroy-circles left in farm land.   No one knows who left them or why, but they must mean something to someone.

(Think crop circles if this joke doesn't quite work).

On 30/07/2010, at 4:29 PM, Grahame Lynch wrote:

Perhaps we should abandon the NBN moniker and just employ some truth in advertising - the ALPBN?

.kmz maps more useful indeed but then that might commit them to specifics... wasn't it Conroy who mocked the perfect circles on the Opel maps?
On 30 July 2010 13:56, Paul Brooks <pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au<mailto:pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au>> wrote:

For those wondering where the fibre and wireless NBN coverage is likely
to reach to - some higher resolution maps have been published.
Not on the NBN Co website as you might expect, but on the ALP website.

Anyway, http://www.alp.org.au/agenda/nbn/ and scroll to the bottom for
state-by-state PDF maps to download.

(reasonable resolution .kmz maps might have been somewhat more useful,
IMO, but....)


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