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This is what the future looks like. NBN cable going down Flemington Road

By johnboy - 17 November 2011 69

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Gungahlin Al has spotted this cable being laid alongside Flemington Road and has confirmed with the workers that it is indeed for the NBN.

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This is what the future looks like. NBN cable going down Flemington Road
Gungahlin Al 9:11 pm 17 Nov 11

I’m wondering how ThatsNotMe thinks broadband feeds get TO wireless transmitting stations…?

justin heywood 8:51 pm 17 Nov 11

matt31221 said :

[…. don’t those mobile phone towers popping up everywhere worry you? They consume so much power -… There is actual proof that high concentrations of Radio radiation from mobile phone towers does cause various health effects.

Sounds like you’ve got some solid evidence there Mat.

Care to post a link?

thatsnotme 8:08 pm 17 Nov 11

OpenYourMind said :

yep, white elephant. By the time this is rolled out everywhere, computing will have moved on. It’s the luddites that are the ones clinging to FTTH Fibre to the Home. Fibre has its place, but computing is changing. It’s becoming more mobile and pervasive. Wireless comms networks are where it’s at. Look elsewhere at what’s happening in the mobile LTE space, and that’s not even 4th gen wifi.
We’ll all be paying a hefty price for this white elephant for a long time.

Sigh… I was hoping that this whole ‘everything is going wireless man, it’s the way of the future!’ argument would have died a quiet death by now, but I guess not.

The idea that mobile comms are taking off, via smartphones and tablets, so that should also be the solution to everyone’s home needs, is just daft. I really don’t understand how it’s been able to survive as long as it has.

I really think people need to stop thinking of FTTH as just a fast connection for surfing the internet and downloading stuff. It’s a pipe for data – in whichever format that may be. So you can be having a video conversation, while surfing the net, downloading a movie, and watching TV. God knows what else will be possible in the years to come – I’m pretty sure when the copper wires we’re currently using were rolled out, that nobody knew that in the years to come we’d send fax messages over them, before moving on to connecting to the internet. Sure, wireless technology is moving forwards, and speeds are improving – but capacity is the limitation that now, and into the future, will always limit its ability to service the growing data needs of a household. FTTH is a technology that is fast now, and that has the capability to get much faster in the future over the cable currently being laid. So as computing moves on, it can move with technology.

Hardly a white elephant I’d have thought…

matt31221 8:00 pm 17 Nov 11

OpenYourMind said :

matt31221 you miss the point. Wireless doesn’t have to catch up. Its not about how fast fibre is, it’s about not needing it for an average home. I’m not suggesting fibre doesn’t have its place, just that 1. there’s no solid justification for FTTH and 2. Computing has changed. People have tablets, smartphones etc.

Ok, so there’s a war on. Children rig up white noise generators. Home users can’t download their TV shows, so what? I’m pretty sure we won’t be fighting those wars from our home xBoxes.

Those same kids live by wireless devices. Wireless remotes, printers etc.

I know what your saying, and wireless is already big. It’s just, don’t those mobile phone towers popping up everywhere worry you? They consume so much power – where does most of that power go – spewed right into the atmosphere all around us. If it turns out to have no harmful negative health effects on mammals then great! Put more up, but there is evidence that it may do us harm. There is actual proof that high concentrations of Radio radiation from mobile phone towers does cause various health effects.

The other thing that worries me about wireless is security – luckily there aren’t that many black hat hackers around, because if you knew what you were doing you could steal so much information from people without even being caught. My little cousin showed me how he designed a simple device that intercepts the keyboard strokes from wireless keyboards to steal a neighbors passwords. We are all so blase about security these days. It’s going to come back and bite us.

OpenYourMind 7:12 pm 17 Nov 11

matt31221 you miss the point. Wireless doesn’t have to catch up. Its not about how fast fibre is, it’s about not needing it for an average home. I’m not suggesting fibre doesn’t have its place, just that 1. there’s no solid justification for FTTH and 2. Computing has changed. People have tablets, smartphones etc.

Ok, so there’s a war on. Children rig up white noise generators. Home users can’t download their TV shows, so what? I’m pretty sure we won’t be fighting those wars from our home xBoxes.

Those same kids live by wireless devices. Wireless remotes, printers etc.

matt31221 5:53 pm 17 Nov 11

OpenYourMind said :

yep, white elephant. By the time this is rolled out everywhere, computing will have moved on. It’s the luddites that are the ones clinging to FTTH Fibre to the Home. Fibre has its place, but computing is changing. It’s becoming more mobile and pervasive. Wireless comms networks are where it’s at. Look elsewhere at what’s happening in the mobile LTE space, and that’s not even 4th gen wifi.
We’ll all be paying a hefty price for this white elephant for a long time.

White elephant? Are you daft? Do you know how much information that fiber optic cable can transmit? Incomprehensible amounts of information that’s how much! Wireless will NEVER catch up to the speed and security of fiber optic.

Whats going to happen if there is a war and everything is wireless? You can say goodbye to it because even a school child would have the knowledge to rig up a white noise generator and disrupt all mobile wireless signals for KM’s. Not only is wireless crap security – the jury is still out on whether all this extra microwave radiation is doing as all harm. And according to the WHO it is starting to look like we are being subtly harmed by it. Say no to more microwave and radio radiation!

OpenYourMind 5:23 pm 17 Nov 11

yep, white elephant. By the time this is rolled out everywhere, computing will have moved on. It’s the luddites that are the ones clinging to FTTH Fibre to the Home. Fibre has its place, but computing is changing. It’s becoming more mobile and pervasive. Wireless comms networks are where it’s at. Look elsewhere at what’s happening in the mobile LTE space, and that’s not even 4th gen wifi.
We’ll all be paying a hefty price for this white elephant for a long time.

hax 5:06 pm 17 Nov 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Gee, white elephants are now coloured blue.

White elephant? Enlighten me..

harley 4:43 pm 17 Nov 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Gee, white elephants are now coloured blue.

Spot the luddite!

Watson 3:33 pm 17 Nov 11

And that is Flemington Road, not Ave?

Chop71 3:33 pm 17 Nov 11

I’ve layed better cable

Waiting For Godot 3:30 pm 17 Nov 11

Gee, white elephants are now coloured blue.

Watson 3:24 pm 17 Nov 11

I still don’t know what it will mean for me when I move to Casey next year, but yay anyway. 😀

Rawhide Kid Part3 3:21 pm 17 Nov 11

grump said :

that’s a little cable!

But it packs a lot of punch…

grump 2:51 pm 17 Nov 11

that’s a little cable!

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