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    Edgar84
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    Hello All,

    I would be very interested to hear everyones veiw on how the NBN will change how we do things. Does anyone already have the NBN connected?

    I have been thinking of possibly a side business specialising in smart wiring and data networks, which probably has never been a priority for consumers with low grade internet but with the rollout of the NBN this isn’t a problem anymore.

    As a consumer would you be willing to pay a couple of thousand dollars to get the maximum out of this new technology?

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    jottery
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    To us it will be very welcome.
    We do a lot of remote access support and latency is a major pain in the neck.

    Many of the naysayers have little or no experience or imagination of what the potential, or applications of high speed internet are. As long as they can get their email and facebook I suppose.

    Bring it on ASAP I say.

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    Blake M
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    jottery, post: 147797 wrote:
    Bring it on ASAP I say.

    Agreed. I think the opportunities for growth in online business, telecommuting, education, health and communications will expand greatly when the NBN is around. I still can’t believe my ears when I hear people spout Wi-Fi or “just keep using copper” as alternatives to the NBN. It’s an investment in the future infrastructure of Australia, to remain competitive globally it’s a necessity.

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    The Blue Mountains isn’t even on the NBN radar for years … areas 10 km out from us can’t even get broadband, although we get ADSL2 nearer to an exchange, so it’s hard to be enthusiastic about it.

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    AgentMail
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    I think the NBN will change our lives by stressing us out waiting for the arrival of it into our areas! We are in a northern suburb of Brisbane, so have pretty good internet already. I feel very sorry for some who cannot even get the most basic of internet access.

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    I’m really quite happy with what I have.
    Actually the NBN wont hit our area for three or four years yet, by then I will probably only want something to check my emails and be able to do my banking and perhaps spend time on FS.
    Not really excited about it

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    The Copy Chick
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    You can check out a bunch of case studies here.

    I have a contact in the NBN Co. who has asked if I’d also like to be a case study, so I should find out soon whether I get accepted. We’re scheduled for to receive the rollout here mid-year, so I’m quite excited by that since some days my connection is like molasses on a cold day.

    I’ve even had client training sessions in the Adelaide Hills where 3G has completely dropped out for more than an hour at a time. Not very helpful – especially when that training relies on internet connection.

    I for one am definitely looking forward to it!

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    KarenC, post: 147805 wrote:
    The Blue Mountains isn’t even on the NBN radar for years … areas 10 km out from us can’t even get broadband, although we get ADSL2 nearer to an exchange, so it’s hard to be enthusiastic about it.

    I sympathise. We don’t have ADSL2 either and I believe will only ever be getting satellite NBN, which is pretty pathetic really.

    It’s a shame, as my business can’t run without internet access and the faster speeds of the NBN would mean I could be far more efficient downloading/uploading files.

    Yet again those who choose to live outside of metropolitan areas lose out. :(

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    The NBN will be very interesting!

    The NBN won’t change our lives that much apart from a speed increase you will see in doing internet things.

    What’s going to change our lives is the doors it opens up to creative service prodivers and technology developers!!!

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    I live 3 k’s from CBD and just ran speed test to see what I am at 7mbs download 1.1 up

    Workwise, I am tapped into the office constantly and it does all I need for running practices, sharing files etc.

    We use meetings.io for video conferencing with clients and is always great.

    But for those further out and on slow stuff, it would be great. I

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    Uncomplicating
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    For the vast majority it will mean they get email, video, facebook, twitter and everything else that bit quicker.

    For some, it will mean they can finally distribute large digital files without having to resort to putting it on a storage device and posting it.

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    I was thinking about this the other day. I think it has the potential to relieve some of the pressures on our large cities and bring people back to country areas. The developments likely in telecommuting and virtual services will mean people won’t have to move to large central areas just to get a job to pay the bills. Imagine being able to keep running the family farm (at increasingly low margins) and being able to run an online store or consultancy business on the side to help pay the bills.

    Personally I am on cable and always have been (one of the first things I check when I am looking to move) so it won’t make a huge difference to me (although I don’t pay Optus the extra to get NBN speeds yet).

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    Shaukat Adam Khalid
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    U’ll be able to live like the jetsons.

    Sorry, couldn’t help it.

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    Cool Zephyr
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    It’ll be great to leverage existing tech like video conferencing with greater quality and reliability not to mention things like IPTV without the buffering!

    Personally I’d be more stoked with national 4G (LTE) coverage at ADSL prices. Super fast, cheap broadband on the road would mean I could literally work from anywhere.

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    Interesting reading – and a great post. As a telco I am very interested to see what people think about the NBN and whether those that have “hooked” up are finding in difference in their business and personal lives.

    Do you know the copper networks WILL be a thing of the past. Once the NBN is rolled out in a particular area, the copper network will be removed. That is a definite from our research and reading. Yes, it will be a long time but that is where it is headed.

    Coverage – will they really get what they are forecasting? Well, given feedback like the Blue Mountains information, it appears a long shot doesn’t it?

    Anyway, I think it will be a big change for speeds and developers of technology based on the net, and of course entertainment as well as business speeds of communications.

    Exciting times I think but patience grasshopper…

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