On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, Jonathan Dean wrote:
I thought this was what the Universities were planning
on doing with
Internet2 - that is leasing some pre-existing national fibre - no doubt
from Telecom or Clear?
I've haven't seen many updates on this, although there is going to be
something in the area by Roger De Salis at NZNOG04 , have a look at his
site which appears to be the backbone in question.
Personally I've always found it a shame that the Universities (apart from
vuw, I think) and Government are the main large sites that DON'T peer
across APE or WIX.
I expect that in 2-5 years time the rest of the country will wake up to
the fact that everybody in "rich" countries overseas and 5% of NZ (Central
cite Auckland , Wellington and Wired Country type areas) has multi-megabyte
Internet with cheap VOIP as an option which they are still paying $100 per
month ( $40 pone + $30 ADSL + $30 ISP) for 128 or 256k and demand the
govt do something.
At which point the Govt will do a 12 month study and then allocate $500
million to Telecom to deliver some [buzzword] DSL product to another 5% of
the population the Govt likes that week.
or perhaps somewhere like Invercargill will wire up every street to
100Mb/s and every techie in the country will move there :)
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