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You hear that, Australia? Copper just isn't going to cut it. All the cool kids are going gigabit because they can see where bandwidth and Internet usage is going.
Posted: October 21, 2014 @ 13:52
More tales of woe - this time from Tasmania. What a complete wreck of what was an awesome (although expensive) plan.
Posted: October 21, 2014 @ 06:10
Tags: NBN
At least our government wants some sort of high speed broadband - even if it isn't progressive enough to go for the newest technology. So the Liberal government aren't quite luddites - at least their ahead of Iran.
Posted: September 1, 2014 @ 11:36
Tags: NBN, Politics
If farmers (no insult intended) can figure out the value of high-speed, quality broadband, what's wrong with Australian politicians?

UPDATE: And they're not the only ones.
Posted: June 10, 2014 @ 11:54
Modified: June 12, 2014 @ 13:20
Tags: NBN
And this is the original article in which Turnbull called for a cost/benefit analysis of the original NBN project. Hypocrisy indeed.
Posted: April 9, 2014 @ 16:27
I've said it before: The best thing the Coalition can do is belt Labor a bit by talking up how the NBN was badly managed under their (Labor's) rule; but then man up and admit it is a good idea and just get it done. That would be real political leadership.
Posted: March 23, 2014 @ 18:11
Tags: NBN, Politics
I totally agree. While it is fair to blame your predecessor for their faults their comes a time when you must do your job. That's what the Abbott government isn't doing right now - especially with the royally screwed ex-NBN project.
Posted: March 21, 2014 @ 12:49
Tags: NBN, Politics
First: the Telstra copper network is on the way out.

Second: NBN (over fibre) is the way of the future - it will deliver broadband equity and new services.

Now: Copper is fine for everyone.

Clearly he has to play the political game but this is hypocrisy in action.
Posted: March 17, 2014 @ 12:02
Tags: Hypocrisy, NBN
It comes as no surprise that the government's broadband checker overestimates what speeds people will get. It's all in the interests of promoting their non-fibre "NBN" (and I use the quotes deliberately) solution. They're just trying to prop up the insane idea that our crumbling copper network is good enough for most people.

Certainly my speeds at home are slower (18%) than what I should according to the website.
Posted: March 3, 2014 @ 15:11
Modified: March 3, 2014 @ 15:18
Tags: NBN
We need more people like this who can clearly articulate the benefits to those who think that the current broadband environment in Australia is worthwhile. NBN (in its original FTTH design) is the way of the future. We should stop messing around and just do it. It is worth the money - in 50 years time the Australian population will regard us as idiots if we don't do it and heroes if we do.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 14:10
Tags: NBN
Given the generally poor state of broadband in Tasmania and the non-delivery of FTTH there under the Coalition's not-really-a-NBN delivery - I wonder how much of an issue it will be in the election.

Obviously there are lots of other issues in the election.
Posted: February 18, 2014 @ 11:19
Tags: NBN
We are destined never to get a decent broadband network. I've said much about this in the past - I suspect I'll say much in the future.

Our current government argues that there is no need for superfast broadband. I vehemently disagree - especially as most people are only discussion downloads. Uploads speeds are critically important as high-definition video becomes prevalent.

Without a "real" broadband network (i.e. fibre to the premise) we will never be able to fully participate in the digital...
Posted: February 17, 2014 @ 16:45
Modified: February 17, 2014 @ 16:45
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