and if so will there be different bandwidth allocations for each? and when is the target for gigabit to the home like is coming to other countries?
13 years ago i was thinking along the lines of the internet, thinking it'll be cool when we have (say) 10 megabit symmetric to the home, and can start to just share files between friends without having to go via the internet. i for one don't want to store files overseas, but would like my normal every day files at least replicated between more than one city in new zealand.
of course it doesn't help that i'm not actually in a fibre area at the moment, and telecom don't enable annex-m, and that pretty much there a kind of enforced monopoly of kinds, that non-users subsidise.
but say i move into a ufb area, and i know other people in ufb areas, it'd be cool to either have a cloud that lots of users can join into and just exchange data with each other. (with password protection, encryption etc for sensitive data, maybe storing key on a usb stick)
or is ufb really just about the internet?
back in the day of bbs's you could just tell the other person to type "ATA" and you call them. Or you could setup your line to send "ATA" and form a simple connection.
now the data has to be charged per gig by some external provider.
also the same holds true for VOIP lines. .. i think there's a seperate CIR for VOIP ? but Orcon being the only one to announce UFB plans and having a third-world level of service for their VOIP doesn't really interest me.
in the first case i'm assuming people are meant to have a standard telephone line in combination with UFB if they use phones. and no phone line, or voip, if they just use cellphones.