Australia's Broadband Disgrace

Australia's Broadband Disgrace

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Ther's been a bit of news of over the past few weeks about the woeful state of Broadband in Australia. 

Ziggy slams slow broadband
Courier Mail, Australia - 25 Nov 2006
FORMER Telstra boss Ziggy Switkowski has added his voice to complaints that broadband in Australia is too slow. Echoing the concerns ...

Coonan hits out on net speeds
The Australian, Australia - 24 Nov 2006
MEDIA moguls complaining that Australia's broadband download speeds are a "disgrace" are just trying to maximise profits, Communications Minister Helen Coonan ...

Coonan dismisses broadband complaints
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 23 Nov 2006
AUSTRALIA'S media moguls are pursuing their own commercial interests by complaining that the country's broadband speeds are among the slowest in the developed ...

Moguls pushing own barrow - Coonan
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 23 Nov 2006
AUSTRALIA'S media moguls are pursuing their own interests by complaining that broadband speeds are among the slowest in the developed world, Communications ...

Australia's broadband 'disgrace'
The Age, Australia - 14 Nov 2006
... Media rival and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited executive chairman James Packer was equally critical of Australia's broadband speeds when he made a speech ...

Coonan cranky on Murdoch broadband blast
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 15 Nov 2006
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Helen Coonan has rejected Rupert Murdoch's criticism of Australia's broadband services, saying the media baron is misinformed. ...

Broadband a disgrace: Murdoch
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 14 Nov 2006
... rival and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (pbl.ASX:Quote,News) executive chairman James Packer was equally critical of Australia's broadband speeds when he ...

Broadband expert backs Murdoch's claims
The Age, Australia - 15 Nov 2006
Rupert Murdoch's description of Australia's broadband network as a disgrace would shake the government into doing something about high speed internet access, a ...

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  • To be fair (or because misery loves company), the broadband situation here in New Zealand is equally disgraceful (or laughable if you're in a philosophical frame of mind).

    I think of it as not so much broadband as "slightlychubbyband".

  • Broadband is the only technology I know of that has actually got slower of the years. While CPU's, GPU's, HDD's and RAM double every 3 years Broadband which started as dark fibre at 10mb/s has gone down to 256KB/s. Maybe we need a new catchy term ;) Save me please!

  • The Australian government should be a little more worried about young people leaving for more wired locations. It's holding us back as a nation and as citizens.

  • I'm glad Ziggy agrees. Just a shame he did practically nothing to recitify the problem when he was freakin' CEO OF TELSTRA. *breath*

    I'm glad this guy is helping to decide whether we go to Nuclear power or not.

    PS: Frank, that Javascript you have going on in this site makes it very unfriendly. As I type this theres a 2 second freeze every 4 seconds.

  • paul - i took out the JS - i assume it was the gridenvy code

  • Further to my earlier post on the Australian Broadband situation , seems like Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo

  • Today's West Australian reports that the WA government is to fund a state-wide high speed broadband network. No details on the timescale though...

    http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=14965

  • I finally was able to logon to my BlogBeat account this weekend, following a PEBKAC sitution. Normally,

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