CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit: The Problem With FTTN

Today I delivered a talk at the CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit about National Broadband Network policy.

Given that the major federal political parties have clearly explained policies about the NBN heading into the September 2013 election, there’s no real mystery there.

In a likely future Coalition government cycle, what will the landscape look like three years after that? What challenges may an FTTN-based approach have presented by then?

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Rediscovering Old Computers

When I was in the USA a few months ago, I watched some episodes of a ‘reality’ (and I use the term loosely) show on A&E called ‘Storage Wars’. People’s abandoned storage lockers auctioned off and explored, to find ‘the treasures within’ (and in the case of the TV show, to try to make money out of selling them).

I’m one of those people who likes to keep (or: finds it hard to throw away…) old computers and computer related bits and pieces. Watching ‘Storage Wars’ was the catalyst for me to arrange to empty the contents of my own storage facility in Adelaide, into which I’ve put various old computers and related bits and pieces accumulated over the last two decades of starting and growing Internode.

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