Re: TransAct - optic fiber network throughout Canberra

Brian Atkins (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 01:42:19 -0400

Yeah but accessing all the good US sites will still be slow as hell :-)

juuust kidding

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "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
> Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns
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