Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 9 October 2001
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From: Geoff Pooch For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Rural DSL I wonder if you would be able to use wireless DSL style, like Robert X Cringely has installed. (an 802.11b system) Have a look at: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010628.html http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010712.html http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010823.html Presumably it would work in NZ, the 802.11b spectrum is open? Could we envisage a whole network of rural dwellers with solar powered 802.11b repeaters on top of their water tanks, on the highest peaks of their properties? By joves, it could just work... I was reading of such a thing happening in (I think) Seattle, where totally free roaming access will be available for Palm users etc. A damn sight cheaper than CDMA etc. (Well... perhaps they weren't using water tanks, but you get the general idea). From: Grant For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: rural internet You have touched on a topic that is close to home for a lot of us enjoying life outside city areas. If Telecom is reading this, can you please note that we would like Jetstream in the Warkworth exchange, as it is sometimes faster to drive to Auckland and deliver a disc in person, than send a large email. I'm too busy running my business to be a boffin who cares to deal with dishes, internet cell phones etc (and I don't understand the obtuse ads on TV for fast internet service-what's the bottom line?), I'm just a mere end user who is quite willing to pay my good money for a quality service that works, why not provide it? Instead of requiring a certain number of people to sign up first, as is apparently required, why not install the service, then market it, you may be pleasantly surprised Telecom.Now Have Your Say
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