[AusNOG] Swap Beer for Doubling/Tripling Included CVC

Troy Baird halo779 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 17:13:11 EST 2020

There are options for cost effective smaller 10g fanless switches that are
perfect for this situation....

Ones coming to my place in May...

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020, 7:02 pm Tony Wicks, <tony at wicks.co.nz> wrote:

> >Sorry from uneducated understanding but how practical would have fibre to
> the home end-to-end across the country really been? I'm sure this is
> something Bevan might understand with his experience truck rolling fibre
> installs. But surely backhoe->ing the whole country is a nice idea in
> theory but surely this would have never scaled/taken a long time/cost a lot
> of money?
> Actually glance about 2000km to the East and you will se how practical and
> successfully it can be done. In the FTTH rollout in NZ is only a few years
> from completion, it now moving down to the towns of 2000 houses size (yes a
> house in a tiny little town can get gigabit FTTH). Its pretty simple
> really, where power is overhead so is the fibre. I have a nice 1G/0.5G
> service at home (retail about $90AU/mth) and 2G/2G &4G/4G are rolling out
> by mid year. If there is sufficient will and force removing companies
> trying to clip the ticket on the way by then its very practical. The really
> funny thing is a significant amount of the dwelling
> penetration/installation is actually being done by an Australian contract
> company (visionstream). Cities in NZ are built pretty much the same way as
> in Australia, the whole its too hard to do all the house penetrations has
> comprehensively been proved to be absolute rubbish (the excuse of Australia
> being bigger and harder is bolloks, the bulk of the cost is in the
> penetration and this is almost identical). The difference between the way
> it’s been successfully done in NZ and not in Australia is the Government
> plaid hardball with Telecom NZ (power companies got the contracts in
> several areas) and they split into two companies (Chorus, the lines company
> and Spark the retail service provider). In Australia the government did
> nothing that might upset Telstra shareholder value, and that’s how you get
> NBN.
> Hmm, do I upgrade my home connection to 4G, the problem is my 10G switch
> is pretty noisy and I don’t think the missus would like it running all the
> time…. What an issue to grapple with…
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