Electric fences are a problem with POTS when they are poorly designed and
The major problem with ADSL in rural areas is the distance from the nearest
enabled exchange - only a relatively small number of rural people are within
the 5-7 km distance that ADSL will reach.
It is likely that wireless technologies will be necessary to reach anyone
more than this distance for an exchange and for some satellite will be the
only practical solution. According to Fonterra, there could be as many as
5,000 farms (probably not dairy farms) in this category.
Senior Specialist Adviser, IT Policy Group
(and member of the PROBE project team)
Ministry of Economic Development, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone (+64 4) 474 2908; Fax (+64 4) 474 2659; Mobile (+64) 21 042 9205
From: Cameron Kerr [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 1 July 2003 00:35
Subject: Re: [nznog] Multicast status in New Zealand
On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:20:32PM +1200, Lin Nah wrote:
Some of the target audience in the groups above tend
to live in
rural areas and it is a challenge for them to get a 56k dialup
connection going (without worrying about line quality, electric
fences etc) let alone worry about high speed internet. Hence the
need for Project Probe.
That raises an interesting question.
If a primary problem with POTS is with electric fences creating a large
amount of interference, how on earth is ADSL going to fare??? Surely its
higher frequencies would be even more messed up.
Or would they use wireless for people in that position?
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