Re: TransAct - optic fiber network throughout Canberra

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 23:21:53 -0500

"Canberra"? As in, Pham Nuwen's medieval home planet?

Oh, you mean Canberra, Australia.

For those of you who can't click on the link directly from your email browsers, this is about 36 megabit/sec direct, fiber-to-the-curb Internet access, without any coaxial "hybrid" systems to slow things down. Also, it doesn't degrade when you get more subscribers, unlike current cable Internet providers. The way a planetary network *should* work, without legacy infrastructure.

Sounds like a nice place to live, yep.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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