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Gungahlin to get NBN ahead of the queue

By johnboy - 2 June 2011 11

Finally all the many nerds of Gungahlin will be able to download bootleg Andromeda episodes at the speeds they deserve!

Katy Gallagher has announced that the Northern periphery will be an “early implementation area” for the National Broadband Network.

The announcement by NBN Co of a contractor paves the way for the rollout of the Network to nine of the 19 NBN Second Release sites, including Gungahlin in the ACT. This announcement puts Gungahlin at the front end of the National Broadband Network implementation around Australia.

“It is good news for the people of Gungahlin and indeed the Territory. The benefits of a high speed fibre-based network are broad ranging extending from household and small business applications to health, education and environmental management.

Maybe if the information superhighway is sufficiently impressive they can forgo the twice daily queues on the normal highways to exit and enter the area?

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Gungahlin to get NBN ahead of the queue
glennscr 4:00 am 07 Jun 11

In 2005 I lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for several months. One wouldn’t normally class Indonesia as a so-called ‘first world’ country, but to my surprise Internet speeds were super quick and extremely cheap, with no crazy ‘shaping’ or download limits. I moved to Gungahlin in 2010 and feel as though I’m back on dialup, stuck with plain ADSL, and this being one of Canberra’s ‘newer’ areas! Six years on Indonesia is still streets ahead (no pun intended) of Australia with their Internet infrastructure. I just hope the NBN lives up to the hype and we’re not still stuck with shaping, download limits and competitive (cheaper) plans, that is of course if one can afford to have it installed from the footpath to the house in the first place!

Chop71 1:56 pm 03 Jun 11

mr_spoon said :

LSWCHP said :

Sadly, ‘porn expands to fill the available bandwidth’ is a known corollary to Parkinson’s Law.

…and then Gunners will be full of High Speed Wankers …..yay

mr_spoon 12:38 pm 03 Jun 11

LSWCHP said :

No matter how much we increase the internet bandwidth available to consumers, it will be used up within a few months by equal parts of unwanted spam and greatly wanted porn.

I intend to patent this insight and make a mozza out of it.

Sadly, ‘porn expands to fill the available bandwidth’ is a known corollary to Parkinson’s Law.

LSWCHP 11:06 pm 02 Jun 11

No matter how much we increase the internet bandwidth available to consumers, it will be used up within a few months by equal parts of unwanted spam and greatly wanted porn.

I intend to patent this insight and make a mozza out of it.

Skidbladnir 8:32 pm 02 Jun 11

Andromeda? As in Gene Roddenberry’s “Herc as Kirk”?
Don’t put yourself through such suffering.

johnboy 7:10 pm 02 Jun 11

No, no, no, Andromeda was gene roddenbery’s last creation with kevin sorbo!

The Frots 7:05 pm 02 Jun 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Never seen this Andromeda of which you speak…Must look up once I’ve finished the last Battlestar season.

NBN ain’t done and dusted until they can get Telstra’s signature on the papers. That’s the big stumbling block now.

On the topic of broadband, this TED talk gives you an insight into why high speed broadband is important, and about far more than movie downloads and LOLcats. Chris Anderson of TED talks about how internet video is laying the groundwork for “the biggest learning cycle in human history”.

GCC’s Peter Elford is meeting regularly with NBN Co and various other NBN stakeholders including again on Friday (tomorrow). Gungahlin residents who want to keep in touch with the latest can hook up with our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gungahlin

Thanks Al – by the way, I think it is the Andromeda Strain series (it was a book I recall).

Gungahlin Al 5:40 pm 02 Jun 11

Never seen this Andromeda of which you speak…Must look up once I’ve finished the last Battlestar season.

NBN ain’t done and dusted until they can get Telstra’s signature on the papers. That’s the big stumbling block now.

On the topic of broadband, this TED talk gives you an insight into why high speed broadband is important, and about far more than movie downloads and LOLcats. Chris Anderson of TED talks about how internet video is laying the groundwork for “the biggest learning cycle in human history”.

GCC’s Peter Elford is meeting regularly with NBN Co and various other NBN stakeholders including again on Friday (tomorrow). Gungahlin residents who want to keep in touch with the latest can hook up with our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gungahlin

luther_bendross 5:30 pm 02 Jun 11

Say what?! Gungahlin doesn’t have good internet!? OMG! Who would’ve thunk that moving into a poorly planned area with 1.5 access roads would skimp on internets? And here I was thinking Gungahlin was a sprawling metropolis with pools and APS workplaces and Bunyips.

futto 5:09 pm 02 Jun 11

IP packets take longer to reach Dunlop because they are routed via the GDE. Everyone knows that.

KeenGolfer 4:23 pm 02 Jun 11

Would be nice if they did the same for Dunlop. Broadband is pathetic here, can’t even get ADSL2. I’m willing to bet Dunlop will be one of the last places to get it, or it never will.

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