One of the most annoying NBN debates is whether we really need fibre when wireless is supposedly the future. I tried to run a business using wireless, and it was a nightmare.
on 01/07/2011 – Made popular on 01/07/2011
A poll purporting to show that 4G wireless broadband will not threaten the business case of the FttH National Broadband Network (NBN) appears to show the exact opposite. According to the Compare Broadband poll, 40% of respondents to the small online poll say they would prefer to use 4G wireless to the NBN in the future, which if true would put a severe dent in the NBN business case.
While the Australian Government extols the virtues of its $36 billion plus fibre optic based National Broadband Network project, a new sunrise wireless technology has just been unveiled that threatens to make the massively expensive fixed line fibre network obsolete before its rollout is even completed.
Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu says the Commonwealth's optical-fibre National Broadband Network seems over-priced at $43 billion and that Government should focus on a mix of technologies that includes fibre, wireless and copper.
I'm based in the UK, and we have recently acquired VDSL FTTC Fibre optic connection. We are currently using the provider supplied VDSL modem and wireless router.
We want to use our Cisco 877 instead of the wireless router. Apparently we can't get around using the supplied VDSL modem. I've found configs on the internet for how to do this, but I cannot seem to get it to work.
The National Broadband today signed several major billion-dollar contracts that will allow it to proceed to roll out its planned fibre network in several major states, as well as its wireless network covering a smaller proportion of the population nationally.