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Australia To Offer Internet Speeds Of 1 Gigabit/Second
August 16, 2010
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CANBERRA (Dow Jones)--NBN Co., the Australian government-owned company set up to run a planned new A$43 billion national fiber to the home Internet network, on Thursday upgraded the speeds it expects to be able to offer on the network.

Chief Executive Mike Quigley said the network will provide speeds of one gigabit per second, up from a previously promised 100 megabits per second. The fiber network will also be capable of "virtually unlimited" download capacity, he said.

It comes as the main opposition Liberal-National coalition of center-right parties this week reaffirmed plans to scrap the ruling Labor government's ambitious fiber network if it wins power Aug. 21.

It will instead offer a scaled-back network that relies on a mix of fiber, copper and wireless technologies. The coalition plan will deliver lower baseline speeds of only around 12 megabits per second.

Wireless is "physically unable" to match fiber, Quigley said.

-By Rachel Pannett, Dow Jones Newswires; 61-2-6208-0901; rachel.pannett@dowjones.com

October 13, 2010
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I don't think that it is really necessary for a personal Internet connection yet. There is no one person that could use up all that bandwidth. I don't see the person using anywhere near that bandwidth.

I live in a house with 4 people with a 12 Mbps connection and that is plenty fast enough. We do a lot of online gaming, downloading, and online video watching. Most of the time at the same time and individually we don't notice a difference when someone else get on and use the Internet.

October 19, 2010
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"doc1987" wrote: I don't think that it is really necessary for a personal Internet connection yet. There is no one person that could use up all that bandwidth. I don't see the person using anywhere near that bandwidth.

I live in a house with 4 people with a 12 Mbps connection and that is plenty fast enough. We do a lot of online gaming, downloading, and online video watching. Most of the time at the same time and individually we don't notice a difference when someone else get on and use the Internet.

&.

I take it your saying ....... less is more.

Fact is ..........

If less is more ...... just imagine how much more, more is.

October 19, 2010
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No. What I am saying is that right now 1 Gbps for a personal Internet connection is overkill.

October 26, 2010
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"doc1987" wrote: No. What I am saying is that right now 1 Gbps for a personal Internet connection is overkill.

That just shows how short sighted you are thats all.

An Internet Speeds Of 1 Gigabit/Second, allows so much more than just looking up porn and downloading music.

Think of all the money Australia will save ......

& think of the lifestyle improvments.

How long does it take to drive from home to work every day & then back again every night.

Internet Speeds Of 1 Gigabit/Second, means NO TRAFIC JAMS as more & more people will be able to do their work from home.

Thus more people working from home means less trafic ....... less polution ..... less need for opec's oil.

More people working from home is just the start.

think about seeing your Dr via the internet, think about haveing heart surgery on one side of the world while your Dr is doing the surgery from a city or country on the other side of the world.

Again ..... more people working from home means less trafic on the roads .... but more than that, it means less tax dollors being spend on new highways, as less people will be driving.

No need for new roads means more money for other things & or less taxes.

& thats just the start.

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