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Comment: Re:Issue will be resolved... (Score 1) 347

by batkiwi (#49245509) Attached to: FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order

You've just described the Australian NBN in a nutshell (before the current government started fucking with it).

The government runs GPON FTTP to every house in populated Australia (there's other plans for remote areas). Those FTTP lines wind up in at ~30 POPs around the country. Any ISP can go into any POP and provide access to users (so you can do regional, or you can do the whole country if you choose). The ISP pays a ultility fee for using the fibre back to the NBN, and the consumer pays a single bill to their ISP without worrying about whose DSLAM they connect to etc etc etc like in the "old" world.

Comment: Re:Hard To Imagine... (Score 1) 191

by batkiwi (#49021929) Attached to: Microsoft Trademarks "Windows 365"

It's no extra work for an IT department that isn't staffed by idiots.

Enterprise versions of windows talk to an internal key server, are managed via SCCM, and are monitored by SCOM. Changes are pushed out by group policy. There is no touching "each copy of windows" with very few exceptions.

The internal activation server is simply a compliance reporting server so that the organisation knows how many copies of windows they are ACTUALLY using, so that they don't pay for too many (or too few) EA licenses.

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