At 08:58 p.m. 27/12/2003 +1300, Jonathan Dean wrote:
I believe that if high speed internet is available, the
national traffic will
be the most important. A major factor why 80% of calls are local is that 80%
of calls are free.
Of course most people don't send 10.5GB files
overseas - because on DSL they
would be bankrupted. Do Citylink users have the ability to send 10.5GB
offshore if they want too - without paying international tariffs?
traffic on CityLink is free, we charge by connection and service level. Off
CityLink is done by the ISPs.
Ultimately, I just want all the schools in New Zealand
to be able to actually
communicate with each other using high speed networking. It seems to me that
government will ensure that every school has access to high speed internet
(DSL etc.) but none of them will ever be able to afford to use it.
we've seen that alreadxy. But the balance in all this is as well as
networking, the other plank in the economic development concept is the
development of local content creation businesses. ie you use the high speed
to go look for local content because (in the words of the Min of Culture
and Heritage) "it reflects local communities" (or something like that -
used to describe regional TV)
If we look at the US internet pyramid it is probably