Incredible. Just Incredible! Heads are screwed on right down under. After years of bungling they’ve made the right call. Just perfect!
Kevin Rudd has announced that the NBN tender process has been terminated, and that the government will go it alone on a new $43 billion broadband network.
The new wholesale-only network will connect 90% of homes with fibre to the home and will offer 100Mbit/s, with “next-generation” wireless and “third-generation” satellites to cover the remaining population. The network will be “open access” so retail ISPs can build their own products to sell to businesses and consumers.
If they keep this up, I might just start getting a bit homesick!