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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Parramatta launches Australia’s first free 802.11ac Wi-Fi network
    Users can access 30 minutes a day of free Internet with speeds up to 100Mbps

    Full Story at:
    http://www.computerworld.com.au/art..._australia_first_free_802_11ac_wi-fi_network/

    Councillor and ParraConnect committee member, Paul Garrard, came up with the idea to build a network that would put
    Parramatta on the map and offer almost the same standard of connectivity seen in cities such as New York, Seoul and
    Barcelona.

    “This is an event that the New South Wales government said couldn’t happen three years ago,” he said at the launch today.

    “Three years ago they spent a million dollars doing a feasibility study that said we couldn’t do what we’re launching
    today. So it’s thanks to the capacity of the ParraConnect committee which is made up of a combination of community and
    business people who have come together to work on this.”

    ==============================

    With the NBN fiber cable to almost ever home, at a cost that will only be guessed at after 10+ years, I often wonder
    what new technologies will arrive in the next 5, 10, 15, or 20 years that could make fiber optic to every home plan,
    look like last centuries technology.

    Don...

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  2. Pemulwuy's on the map, but practically nobody knows it's there - and almost
    everyone has difficulty pronouncing it once it's pointed out to them.
    Parramatta on the other hand is the second-largest business centre in
    Sydney; surely it didn't need any more "putting on the map" if that was
    their sole aim.
    Correction: "Three years ago they spent a million dollars keeping
    otherwise-unemployable public servants employed."
    Gigabit Ethernet is already available in the CBDs of Soeul, Amsterdam and
    Tokyo.

    So, any bets on how long this ParraConnect escapade will last, when they
    discover most people will simply put in MAC-changing software and use their
    free WiFi 24 hours a day? Or when the people themselves discover that it's
    under-provisioned so the real throughput is actually less than 1Mbps despite
    the theoretical maximum speed of the underlying medium?
     
  3. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Bet its actually seen as something essential to have along with universally
    available wifi
    that’s used for the higher volume stuff that the shared bandwidth wifi doesn’t
    do very well.
     
  4. SG1

    SG1 Guest

    Ah Don fibre is last century's tech.
     
  5. **You're kidding, right?

    According to Nyquist, fibre has a maximum capacity somewhere around
    150Tbs. And, unlike wireless, it is not affected by the number of users
    (yet). Best of all, when (if) humans can tap the maximum capacity of a
    single fibre (which no one has yet managed to do), then another fibre
    can be dropped into the hole. Presto: Bandwidth doubled.

    No ugly towers, no drop-outs and obsolete-proof (for the next 100 years
    or so).

    Wireless certainly has it's place. Fibre, much moreso.
     
  6. Petzl

    Petzl Guest

    The NBN is why Parramatta was able to turn this one on
    Agreed the NBN will allow more of them as you said though the more
    connections to WiF the slower it gets
    I reckon more will catch on particularly in City areas that Mobile
    connections are not necessary and a dam site cheaper Skype to Skype
    infact free
     
  7. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Bullshit. There are plenty of places that have done that without the NBN.
    I didn't say that.
    Yep, there's a reason for the 30 mins per day limit.
    Individual calls are free for those with capped plans.
     
  8. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Fibre has a maximum capacity?

    Japan's incumbent telecommunications carrier, NTT, is claiming a telecommunications speed record, demonstrating a fibre
    technology able to carry 1 Petabit-per-second - a million gigabits - over a distance of 50 kilometers, using a single fibre.

    http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2012/09/26/3598036.htm

    There are many Dr Google hits that refer to faster fibre methods.

    Don...



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    Don McKenzie

    $30 for an Olinuxino Linux PC:
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    The World's Cheapest Computer:
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    Arduino Shield, Programmed in Basic, or C.
     
  9. Petzl

    Petzl Guest

    On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:35:13 +1000, "Rod Speed"

    http://www.computerworld.com.au/art..._australia_first_free_802_11ac_wi-fi_network/
    According to the article the NBN is why Parramatta did it and offering
    "speeds up to 100Mbps"
    It was some time ago but with every premises in Australia having a NBN
    connection the amount of available WiFi hotspots will grow
    Others like train stations pubs cafes will add to them
    In London there are many using WiFi VOIP in preference to Mobile
    Any traveler should avoid Mobile roaming and use WiFi
    with WiFi it means it could get "free'er" (no plans or Internet
    charges) with the NBN it could get better and will get faster.

    Those that do get the FULL NBN plan will find TV entertainment get
    better no need for TV aerial. Security Cameras become a neighborhood
    norm
    http://tinyurl.com/p7mld4k
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    Petzl
    http://tinyurl.com/Abbotts-NBN-Plan
    Q: What has Tony Abbott promised Murdoch?
    A: A broadband network that will be so slow as to offer no competition to his pay TV interests.
    Rupert Murdoch tries to buy U.S. presidency
    http://tinyurl.com/ab3y6nl
    Federal Police investigating Murdoch http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/federal_police_join_news_probe_s0h2FfmrnzYD7dIbq8s04L
    Murdoch hiring hackers to kill off opposition
    In Australia Murdoch doing the same
    http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/pay_tv_piracy_hits_news_OV8K5fhBeGawgosSzi52MM
    Paul Keating's assessment of Rupert Murdoch as "a big bad bastard"
    "Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corp" < http://tinyurl.com/7njegk3 >
    "Rupert Murdoch has let it be known within his organisation that Australia needs change in Canberra and his editors were simply doing his bidding"
    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12041
     
  10. **Every medium MUST have some kind of limit. Fibre's is so damned high
    that we are unlikely to reach it for several decades. Wireless is, of
    course, limited.
     
  11. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Just because some fuckwit journo claims something...
    Any half way decent wifi does.
    They are everywhere now with any broadband service and
    with quite a few of the wireless broadband services too.
    Sure, but that's got nothing to do with the NBN.
    Only the techys do.
    There are plenty of alternatives to mobile roaming without using wifi.
    No, because there are no free data only plans.
    Free wifi just isnt common enough for that almost anywhere yet.
    Nope, the problem is the number sharing the wifi channel,
    not what the wifi hotspot is connected to network wise.
    Everything will, including wifi.
    **** all do.
    No need for one now with digital TV.
    Don't believe that. **** all will bother with it.
    Only people like us use stuff like that.

    The average droid can't even use business cards with their fucking
    mobile phones even tho its just a coupla taps with an iphone.
     
  12. Petzl

    Petzl Guest

    You have to be able to get 100Mbps first
    Not at REAL broadband speeds because copper wire don't offer it for
    starters
    It has because FINALY Australia will have broadband something copper
    wire can't provide.
    Couple of years ago Mobile phone providers found it a threat and tried
    to increase data charges for broadband.
    I don't know about plenty. The other is to buy a pre-paid mobile from
    a petrol station or similar. Skype on WiFi allows you a worldwide
    number.

    My wrong numbers have ceased now so it must of been that I chose a
    dumped number?
    I'm saying it will be already my favorite places have it and I can
    leech free Internet easily around Sydney. Only rarely do I use mobile
    data and never use even 10% of my $10 a month charge
    Yes but with higher speed to start with, as the NBN does, increases
    the speed for a said number of users
    I believe most will
    I heard that argument when B/W TV's were coming out
    Then you had groups of people turning up to peoples place to watch
    here's Lucy and so on. Even outside department store windows you would
    see a group of people watching. Same for colour

    My Grandparents were amongst many thought that electricity would not
    catch on. He made a LOT of money making electric stoves
    You wait and EVERYONE subscribes to the ROD SPEED channel
    Digital cannot compete with all thats out there
    Very little I watch on TV Golf I watch on the internet already
    Not avaiable on Didital Fox has it but don't want to pay to just watch
    golf everything else they have is crap
    Just becomes easier. You can even get a drone to fly around your
    property from anywhere in the world
    http://hacknmod.com/hack/aerial-surveillance-copter-launched-from-a-mailbox/
    Thanks for the tip look up an Android version
    At present I keep given business cards in a card folder
    --
    Petzl
    http://tinyurl.com/Abbotts-NBN-Plan
    Q: What has Tony Abbott promised Murdoch?
    A: A broadband network that will be so slow as to offer no competition to his pay TV interests.
    Rupert Murdoch tries to buy U.S. presidency
    http://tinyurl.com/ab3y6nl
    Federal Police investigating Murdoch http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/federal_police_join_news_probe_s0h2FfmrnzYD7dIbq8s04L
    Murdoch hiring hackers to kill off opposition
    In Australia Murdoch doing the same
    http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/pay_tv_piracy_hits_news_OV8K5fhBeGawgosSzi52MM
    Paul Keating's assessment of Rupert Murdoch as "a big bad bastard"
    "Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corp" < http://tinyurl.com/7njegk3 >
    "Rupert Murdoch has let it be known within his organisation that Australia needs change in Canberra and his editors were simply doing his bidding"
    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12041
     
  13. annily

    annily Guest

    How do you receive digital TV successfully without an aerial?
     
  14. annily

    annily Guest

    Oh, OK, I suppose you mean cable TV.
     
  15. Petzl

    Petzl Guest

    Once you get a NBN connection every Nation in the world has a network
    that you can sign or subscribe into
    Iinet already have an option for its customers to get
    http://www.iinet.net.au/tv/fetchtv/
    --
    Petzl
    http://tinyurl.com/Abbotts-NBN-Plan
    Q: What has Tony Abbott promised Murdoch?
    A: A broadband network that will be so slow as to offer no competition to his pay TV interests.
    Rupert Murdoch tries to buy U.S. presidency
    http://tinyurl.com/ab3y6nl
    Federal Police investigating Murdoch http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/federal_police_join_news_probe_s0h2FfmrnzYD7dIbq8s04L
    Murdoch hiring hackers to kill off opposition
    In Australia Murdoch doing the same
    http://afr.com/p/business/marketing_media/pay_tv_piracy_hits_news_OV8K5fhBeGawgosSzi52MM
    Paul Keating's assessment of Rupert Murdoch as "a big bad bastard"
    "Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corp" < http://tinyurl.com/7njegk3 >
    "Rupert Murdoch has let it be known within his organisation that Australia needs change in Canberra and his editors were simply doing his bidding"
    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12041
     
  16. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Any half way decent wifi does.
    Wrong with the speed seen over the wifi.
    Wrong, as always.
    Bullshit. Data charges are as low as they have ever been.
    Your problem. You just get a local sim.
    That's just one way.
    Doesn't matter where you get it from.
    Only where wifi is available.
    Or that is due to something else.
    Depends on what your favourite places are.
    I don't either, and there is **** all free wifi around here, just the
    library basically.
    Wrong. The problem is with the wifi itself, not with the speed of the feed
    to that.
    Believe what you like, most don't.
    You're completely off with the fucking fairys now.
    Nothing like that happens with the NBN.
    Nothing like that happens with the NBN.
    Not a chance, because I'm not stupid enough to have one.
    How odd that that's what the absolute vast bulk of people watch.
    Irrelevant to what the absolute vast bulk of people watch.
    Irrelevant to what the absolute vast bulk of people watch.
    Still too hard for most who can't even use their mobile phones properly.
    They are too stupid to use something like that.
    You don't have to look up anything with an iphone its built in.
    Just another dinosaur.
     
  17. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    You use an internal one, stupid.
     
  18. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope.
     
  19. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    No, plenty of operations like the BBC won't let you use
    their equivalent of iview outside that soggy little island.
     
  20. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    What I am saying Trevor is that you have to keep an open mind on new technology. Doesn't matter if it is cable or wireless.

    Again Dr Google will find some interesting results today:
    http://gizmodo.com/5954407/scientists-promise-ten-times-more-bandwidth-with-no-new-hardware

    In 5 to 20 years time, the rules will change again.

    Cheers Don...


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    $30 for an Olinuxino Linux PC:
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    The World's Cheapest Computer:
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    http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html
    Add VGA Monitor/TV, and PS2 Keyboard, or use USB Terminal
    Arduino Shield, Programmed in Basic, or C.
     
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