Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.
Here’s what you had to say on: Mobile broadband being the fastest growing sector
“I'm not surprised by these stats ... it's the only option in my area and as such I have no choice ... it's the old Ford Model T principle that states "you can have any colour as long as it's black", well that applies to my area as we can have any type of internet as long as it's Mobile Broadband ... Bring on the NBN ... the sooner the better!!!” – said Wes on Mobile broadband fastest growing sector: ABS
Here’s what you had to say on: Telstra signing on to the NBN
“Just got back from Tasmania and talked to some of these NBN participants, actual users. Its not that good or fast and isnt consistent speeds even. Soon as Fred down the road loads up it knocks out the others. The help desk has no idea and there is literally an army of techo's tinkering and trying to make it hold up. 1 techo to each user or even more sometimes. The locals all think its a joke and as soon as its not subsidised have no intent of paying $1,000 a year for it.
“For less money everyone in Tasmania would prefer a government paid for smart phone and a new laptop for 2 decades plus free access. It is far more than half the people in Tasmania dont ever want it as they prefer choice including opt out as well. Outside of the NBN user group, (ie the pension and benefits crowd), none of them trust that their data isnt being monitored and the big rumour in Tassie is the NBN is building a truely massive datawarehouse to collect and store every packet of data and match that to each individual usage. They all went to Tasmania to escape big brother. So good luck in the other rural areas esp Bryon. Anyway thats the goss down there on the apple isle NBN, dont want it even if free.” – said apple isle on Telstra signs on to Tasmanian NBN
Here’s what you had to say on: When IT governance goes wrong
“I wonder if the three principles of project management rather than be given equal weight at the time of planning and delivery seem to converge into a flat line, that being; the project is time sensitive, so just push on to the deadline, once delivered, price becomes the concern, why did this cost so much, then quality becomes the issue, the deliverables simply do not work properly.” – said ColinW on When IT governance goes wrong
Here’s what you had to say on: The NBN under fire from online expert
“The reason the current proposal aims for such high bandwidth is simply because the relative cost between 100mb and 1gbit is almost the same. It really is just comming down to interface speeds. What the NBN will actually be able to deliver is an entirely different thing but I think if your going to spend a whole lot putting fibre in to the country, you probably should do it right. And by that I mean dont do a half assed job. Graeme's words sound like those epic failure quotes like Bill Gates "nobody needs more than 640kb of memory" of course now people have several gigabytes in the average pc. There will always be a time when we need that capacity and probably more. When, we don't know.” – said Peter on Home NBN under fire from online expert
Here’s what you had to say on: Turnbull using the Snowy Mountains Scheme to attack Labor
“Yes, but the Internet is moving faster than hydroelectric and broadband speeds faster than water downhill! The Coalition scheme would be like an old water powered mill compared to the communications power we need for the next 50 years. I'm curious why the NBN went for fibre instead of the power grid, which I thought proved better. Regardless, we need a superhighway, but a meandering country lane, which is what Malcolm and the Mad Rabbit propose. Stop the negativity ... YOU LOST!” – said Randall Berger on Turnbull says NBN should learn from the Snowy Mountains Scheme
“Why all this effort on fibre? In the next 50 years we are all going to want to be mobile with our data not, stuck in our homes and offices. Let’s keep the fibre to the wireless nodes and institutions like hospitals and the Universities.
“Also as the majority of our data needs are external why is no one talking about the speed and links out of our country? We might drive on autobahns internally but still have “meandering country lanes” out of the country.” – said Jim on Turnbull says NBN should learn from the Snowy Mountains Scheme