Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kevin 2017.

Rudd to build national broadband network with private sector.

Don't worry about slow Telstra Internet anymore. It will all be solved by Kevin with in 8 years.
Actually, I think it's the right move. 
I could start to like Kevin (if I started listening to him, I would not need Valium to get to sleep either).
No one person (cya Sole) should hold a country to ransom with slow internet. Goodbye/badbuy Sole. How much did we pay him to destroy Telsta?
A country as remote as Australia is, needs the fastest internet available. It's the only way to really be in touch with the rest of the world. Waiting for a page to load, or a video call on Skype stuttering is rediculous in 2009. 
I have a faster than normal (for Australia) bandwidth at 512kbs. What a joke, I think my brothers standard connection in Denmark is ten times that.
I'm all for Privatisation, but copper/fiber/Satelite delivery should not be privately owned. It should be owned by all Australians, and kept up to speed and available to all at a fair price.

"The Government says the network will connect 90 per cent of all Australian homes, schools and workplaces with broadband services with speeds of up to 100 megabits per second, 100 times faster than those currently used by many households and businesses. 

It will connect all other premises in Australia with next generation wireless and satellite technologies that will deliver broadband speeds of 12 megabits per seconds."

UPDATE: Christian Kerr | April 07, 2009
Article from: The Australian.


Sophie Milne said...

Andrew, you really, really need to get a camera!

andrew widdis said...

Your shout?

Charlie said...

At 512Kb, its actually about 20x faster! :-)

andrew widdis said...

That's way faster than two tin cans and a bit of string.

andrew widdis said...

Also, waiting for a page to load gives me time to ponder the bigger question!
Did the chicken come before the Easter egg?
Oh, I do need to get a life!
Where/how have you been Charlie?