LIke others, I have been hanging out waiting to get onto the live SAFE Network and I am interested in doing a lot of farming and developing a number of apps - but there is a problem - the current Australian Federal Government and upload speeds. If the current government hadn’t scrapped the previous government’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) plan, I might not be complaining about upload speeds today. However the situation is as it is and I have to find a way of doing what I want in the current environment. For a summary for Australia (but I think it is relevant generally?) see:
At home I currently have ADSL2+ and that gives me about 14Mbs Download and about 1Mbs Upload but if I want to do a LOT of farming, my upload speed is going to be a problem. I have been looking at solutions including bonding other services like NBN wireless or 4G to the ADSL2+ plus but none of them are particularly attractive - however I will see how things go once we are live.
Anyway, this brings me to my point - isn’t it the case that MOST people on the SAFE Network are going to have much faster download speeds than upload speeds? Isn’t this a problem if SAFE wants to be “Internet 2”?