The impending National Broadband Network (NBN) is beginning to take shape, at least in the tender period. Australia has been far behind other countries in internet connectivity, and planning for the NBN, as postulated by the then-incoming Rudd federal government in November 2007 is moving a quite rapidly.
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Many Australians still suffer with dialup as the best possible internet access medium, yet others can experience 20MB ADSL2+ services at the flick of a switch.
There’s a long way to go, but the planned Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) network will be a major boost to the local economy. As long as they get the backhaul sorted out, I’m looking forward to it.