Fibre is coming…

A thrust borer has been here putting in a duct from the street. The fibre will come in. Then it will get connected up. Then it will get plugged in. At the moment you wouldn’t necessarily do it for the Internet because data rates look to be much the same as they are for broadband. You’d do it to get connected to the KAREN network (other schools, universities and the Ministry of Education). You could use the Ministry’s e-asTTle system without being bottlenecked over broadband. You could use an online SMS from a vendor without worrying about data charges or congestion. You could pool with other schools and get a shared server into a new datacentre that is being built in Christchurch which only charges for electricity at 61c a unit.