The NBN Co convened a “community information session” on December 6, 2011, aimed at Dereel residents.
NBN endeavoured to convince the public to want Wi-Fi radiation broadband via a proposed tower to deliver at speeds of 5-12 megabits per second.
NBN staff stated it was faster than satellite broadband.
Most residents who attended were duped by the con.
At a press conference on July 15, 2010, NBN’s chief executive officer Mike Quigley (pictured right) stated, “We will cover the whole country with satellite”.
“With the new generation satellites, you can get capacities in the 30s, 40s, even approaching 100 gigabits,” he said.
These two new Ka-band satellites cost $876 million.
Wireless broadband from towers is far slower – a peak of 12 megabits per second.
You may think – why would the telecommunications industry spend $200,000 on a wireless tower that people are unlikely to connect with.The answer to that is “co-location” on the tower of the smart meter grid to pulse microwaves to all installed smart meters.
Tower co-location is vital for both NBN and the smart meter grid.
The Senate Select Committee on National Broadband Network under “Smart grids” 7.57 – Mr Robin Eckermann:
“So right now the electricity industry sits on the threshold of a radical transformation. “The enabler for this transformation is the infusion of information and communications technology throughout the grid, from generation right through to consumption; and it is the pervasive real-time, grid-wide communications that underpins the possibility of synergies between smart grids and the National Broadband Network.”