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Q1 What is the NBN?
A The National Broadband Network (NBN) project is an Australian Government initiative which will deliver high-speed broadband to all Australians. The NBN is a new, wholesale-only, open access, high-speed broadband network.
The NBN will involve the laying of fibre optic cabling to 93 per cent of Australian homes, schools and businesses, providing broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), or up to 100 times faster than many people experience today. The remaining premises will be connected via a combination of next-generation, high-speed wireless and satellite technologies providing peak speeds of at least 12 Mbps .
The government has established a new company, NBN Co Limited, to design, build and operate the new National Broadband Network
Source: NBN Co. Network
Significant progress has been made on the National Broadband Network implementation. The first NBN services commenced in August 2010 in the three Tasmanian Stage 1 communities of Scottsdale, Smithton and Midway Point. Tasmania Stage 2 construction in Sorrell, Deloraine, George Town, St Helens, Triabunna, Kingston Beach and South Hobart will begin in early 2011.
Under Stage 3, another 90 000 premises will be connected in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
On the mainland, as at December 2010 Nextgen Networks has completed two-thirds of the 6000 km fibre optic cable roll out of the Australian Government's $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program. The program will benefit 400 000 people across six states and territories, to 100 regional locations, including the key locations of Geraldton, Darwin, Broken Hill, Victor Harbor, Emerald, Longreach and south west Gippsland.
Work is well underway in rolling out the fibre network on the Australian mainland. Construction has already begun on the first release sites. Advanced planning is underway on the second release sites, and construction will begin in the first half of 2011. The first and second release sites will be used test network design and construction methods and will provide crucial information to inform the rollout of the NBN.
I wasn't understanding all that Netflix talk until I saw your post.
Originally posted by dreamseeker
This really makes me angry because I subsribe to netflix and watch you tube only because cable TVs prices are so high.
And that's another thing I didn't know.
You don't see them doing this with cable TV where you are only limited to so many hours of TV before you are charged more money!
Originally posted by kykweer
Gosh with constant downloading the most I've managed was 80gb in a month there is no way you can have a normal life if u manage to dl 250gb in a month. That's insane... When you reached this cap you have to go look in the mirror and realize its time to get a life!
Originally posted by OLD HIPPY DUDE
Not picking on you. Sorry.
No one has any Idea of what the are talking about, especially those that you are arguing with.
I have over 30 yrs. in telcom, I have worked outside construction, inside central offices NODs , NOCs and cell phone security, I have installed pay phones to satellite systems.
And not one of you knows what you are talking about.
You have no clue what it takes to provide the service you think you deserve or have a right to, much less maintain it.
And for those that don't know OC 48 is optical carrier level 48 which is 2.488 Thousand Million bits per second.edit on 1-5-2011 by OLD HIPPY DUDE because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by againuntodust
Shed a Tear: The Age of Broadband Caps Begins Monday
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Come Monday, AT&T will begin restricting more than 16 million broadband users based on the amount of data they use in a month. The No. 2 carrier’s entry into the broadband-cap club means that a majority of U.S. broadband users will now be subject to limits on how much they can do online or risk extra charges as ugly as video store late fees.
AT&T’s new limits — 150 GB for DSL subscribers and 250 GB for UVerse users (a mix of fiber and DSL) — come as users are increasingly turning to online video such as Hulu and Netflix on-demand streaming service instead of paying for cable.
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