Alan Jones Spruiks Labor NBN Unknowingly
Cash for comments radio jock Alan Jones never ceases to amaze as his misleading comments continue to come back and haunt him. Known for his liberal minded point of view, the prominent 2GB front man essentially labelled the NBN technology as obsolete after hearing news of a new ‘laser’ data transmission speed record that was recently broken in Germany.
Little did he realise that the Australian National Broadband Network uses exactly the same optic fibre technology and consequentially, his ignorant point of view has actually bolstered the Labor Government’s NBN case and the longevity of fibre optic broadband.
“The NBN that they’re going to roll out will be up to 100Mbps, down to 12Mbps in some areas … The Germans have done 26 terabits. that’s 26 million megabits per second. We’re going to get a hundred. Not a hundred million — a hundred megabits per second. Their 26 terabits is 2.6 million times faster than what we’re getting. And Canberra want us to believe that the technology we’re spending up to 60 billion on, won’t be updated by the time it’s rolled out. Of course, they’re kidding!”
Here the live audio feed here: Alan Jones Comments – the NBN in perspective. Read more at delimiter.com.au
Updated by Ronnie 1.20pm 26/05/2011
26Tbps Record Speed Proves NBN Fibre Longevity
A 26 terabit per second fibre optic data transmission speed test which smashed the previous 10 terabit broadband speed record set back in 2010 essentially proves the decision was right to use fibre optic cable over other competing technologies for Australia’s national broadband network construction.
Scientists at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have finally given the Gillard Government and NBN Co chief Mike Quigley something to smile about when they set a new data transmission speed record that could effectively send the equivalent of 200,000 high res images, 400 million phone calls or 700 DVDs across 50km in one second.
This type of technology could perhaps one day transmit similar super fast speeds over distances of 50 to 100km, or even further if amplified, and would act as an excellent transmission method for bandwidth hungry cloud computing, 3D television and high quality teleconferencing services. This is not to mention yet to be invented future virtual reality applications and automation services that we’ll all be using in years to come.
After hearing the news of the record breaking broadband speed test, NBN Co chief technology officer Gary McLaren was believed to have stated that the respective results indicate the decision to use fibre to 93% of Australia’s population was the right way to go and that we can now be confident the NBN Co are implementing the right technology to ensure longevity for a fibre optic broadband network for decades to come.
Read more at zdnet.co.uk
Updated by Ronnie 10.40am 26/05/2011