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Re: [ProgSoc] UTS ISP
Jay Banyer wrote this...
> There seems to be a lot of complaints about the web access that UTS
> provides and who gets to use it.
> I was going to suggest that maybe UTS could set up its own ISP to
> provide access for students at very cheap rates.
> Then I realised that any web access is likely to have its bandwidth
> leeched by web-surfing-dudez downloading wares and porn. Obviously
> UTS does not want to waste money and resources providing bandwidth
> for such recreational use; that service is provided by commercial
> However, I feel that UTS should provide unlimited web access to all
> students for EDUCATIONAL purposes, particularly, as mentioned
> previously, it is a *technology* university.
> I guess that the problem is making sure the bandwidth is used for
> educational purposes only. I have no idea on how this could be done;
> maybe it can't. But it would go a long way in solving this dilemna.
> Any ideas anyone??
these ideas have been gone over for a long time. the mainly problem is
political in fighting within ITD. the managerial people hire technical
people, then disagree with their techincal opinions. as far as i can
tell that is getting pretty close to plain stupid. ITD could really do
with a bomb under their butt and some _real_ management (wether that
is from the people who are already there, or not doesnt matter). ITD
is too beauracratic and really needs a smack on the bum and told to
grow up. wether this will happen is another matter.
p.s. this is my own personal opinion...
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