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|04-21-2012, 08:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
socialised health ( obamacare) ... next socialised communications
here in Australia the government is replacing the internet with one it controls 100% its called the NBN ( national broadband network )
i opted out , i'll supply my own links when they turn this one off ..
and my costs for all the net i have here and such are currently way smaller than the cheapest NBN plan rate .. and i could probably run a small nation on what i have ..
you think socialised medicine is great ask any aussie ... or briton ..
next for you ( as obozo has a team here to study it ) is one of these ..
heres a story ( a rare thing ) about the Australian experience of it
you see they dont have to control every single computer , just the nodes that you connect too .. and being able to filter those
so to get the fast speed they limit everywhere else so people will go to the NBN where what they see , what they post , can be filtered ...
as per government policy ...
and your offence noted ....
South Australian homes left waiting on the National Broadband Network
THOUSANDS of Adelaide households face delays of up to a decade to get super-speed internet access under the Federal Government's $36 billion National Broadband Network - while their neighbours are being connected now.
Suburban black spots with ageing telephone infrastructure are being sidelined as the rollout concentrates on areas which have been modernised to cut initial costs, leaving some suburbs caught in a temporary technology divide.
The northeast suburb of Highbury, for example, is receiving the NBN now while neighbouring Athelstone will have to wait up to a decade; Oaklands Park is another suburb that will have to wait up to 10 years while in nearby Marion connection work should start within three years; in Torrens Park some streets are getting it within the year while others face a decade's wait.
A stretch running from Eastwood through Parkside, Fullarton, Malvern and Hawthorn is not even listed for the rollout despite being virtually surrounded by areas to be connected within three years.
Regional areas face similar divides - work will start at Port Augusta within the year, at Whyalla and Port Pirie within three years, while Port Lincoln and Mt Gambier are yet to be listed.
"It is just a joke, and most people would not have a clue how long this is going to take when you hear them saying the rollout is starting," said home-based business management consultant Angelo Piantadosi, of Athelstone.
The Federal Government-owned company in charge of the project, NBN Co, has released a three-year rollout plan for the network with work planned to start in more than 1500 communities and 3.5 million premises.
Telstra's copper network will be replaced with fast optic fibre rolled out to 93 per cent of the nation's homes and businesses, with the rest served by a mix of satellite and fixed wireless.
But critics claim the rollout is already 15 months behind schedule.
Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said it was happening "with the determination and velocity of an arthritic snail".
"As time goes on there is every indication that this project will take longer to roll out," he said.
Connection is forecast to revolutionise internet use in areas ranging from entertainment and shopping to medicine and education.
It will see super-fast movie downloads, remote medical diagnosing and a rise in people working from home with subsequent changes to city transport and shopping patterns.
The NBN Co map of areas to get these services in the rollout shows many suburbs are not listed for connection - often those not listed are adjacent to areas expected to receive the rollout within the next three years. Adelaide University telecommunications lecturer Dr Matthew Sorell said there would be a technology divide during the rollout due to varying standards of infrastructure at local telephone exchanges.
"We will see a transition divide as some people get access a long time before others, although we won't see the fundamental changes to the economy until the penetration is quite high," he said.
The response from NBN Co to inquiries about timetables for connections was a statement saying the national rollout should be completed in about 10 years.
"While we can appreciate your frustration in not receiving these services immediately, national infrastructure projects of this size take time," the statement said.
"To give you an idea of the scale of this project, NBN Co forecasts that it will connect nearly 12 million premises by 2020, passing around 6000 premises each day. It is pretty much like having to replace every electricity wire in the country, or having to put new water pipes into every home."
Selection of areas to receive the first stages of the rollout are based on available infrastructure being able to handle NBN's building the network in an efficient and cost-effective way.
NBN officials have rejected claims the decade-long time frame means the network may be superseded, saying the fibre optic cable will be not be overtaken by the rise of wireless internet.
NBN Co chief technology officer Gary McLaren said 92 per cent of Australia's internet use was carried over fixed lines.
"The eternal problems associated with spectrum scarcity such as mobile congestion and a hefty price premium placed on using such a limited resource are not going to go away," he said.
The Piantadosi family of Athelstone is caught in Adelaide's new technology divide - they face a decade-long wait for NBN services, while in nearby Highbury work began last year.
Angelo Piantadosi runs a business management consultancy from home and said when he inquired about the timing of the NBN rollout in his area he was told it might be 10 years.
"It is just a joke and most people would not have a clue how long this is going to take when you hear them saying the rollout is starting," he said. "If you're in one of these black spots, you can forget about it; in 10 years technology can change a lot.
"This is not just about home entertainment.
"I need high-speed internet for my business.
"The exchange at Paradise seems to be the problem.
"It hasn't upgraded it so we're being left behind.
"Just across Linear Park at Highbury, they're getting it now. If you're on the wrong side of the river you miss out."
Adelaide telecommunications expert Dr Matthew Sorell said the NBN would change Australian society, delivering internet services 100,000 times faster than dial-up internet.
"These are very exciting times and while the rollout is complicated, it is a fundamental investment that will revolutionise the way the economy works," Dr Sorrell, the senior lecturer in telecommunications at Adelaide University, said.
"One of the most fundamental changes will be a big trend to working from home."