1) Its PA - I wont give out a exact amount but I know of 4 schools in
Wellington spending 50-60k PA
2) This will never happen - At least not in Wellington because of the
geographical distribution of the families. In Wellington its mot likely that
those 200 families cover 30 square km's and have at least 2 big hills in the
way. For this reason costs to connect these families would drastically
3)CityLink's network can really only reach 4 maybe 5 schools with its fibre,
Of the top of my head in Wellington (I shall include The Hutt, Porirua and
All Wellington Suburbs) I can count at least 14 colleges and 23 Primary
Schools. For the most part schools are not within range of high speed links.
As it stands I'm looking into the possibility of setting up a wireless
backbone around the Wellington region using 802.11g gear to link all school
and community groups into a single network, this would allow schools the
option of buying a CityLink connection and using the backbone to deliver it
to the school. It's just an idea that's been floating around my head for a
From: Don Gould - BVC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, 28 December 2003 10:12 p.m.
Subject: RE: [nznog] Commerce Commission - bitstream etc. FUD!
On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 21:38:37 +1300, Tristram Cheer wrote
Most School are already on ADSL already, most in
Wellington clock up
(Re: 5 figure's) of traffic so I doubt the amount of business
gained would counterbalance the loss of income from schools moving
from ADSL to Wifi Maybe I'm missing something, I don't know
You'll know far more about what's going on in NZ schools that I do... I'm
still trying to find out more about that at present so please excuse my if I
seem to be talking thru a hole in my head - I'm an ideas guy, I come up with
creative ideas that might or might not work or be pratical.
1. How long are schools going to stay paying 5 figures a month for ADSL
connections (or were you talking per annum)?
2. A school with 800 students represents 800 families. Let's do some
math, assume 25% get connected (200) at ~$70 per month. That's $14,000 a
month - how many schools are paying $14k?
3. How long will it be before the schools in Wellington join CityLink
 Yes I know there will be some brothers and sisters in there but you get
my point :) You could also factor in the businesses that those parents also
The technology exists to give every home 10mbits per second for $10 per
Ask not what your telephone company should do for you...
...but what you can do for your broadband community!
NZNOG mailing list