Monday, 10 December 2012

NBN Issues: Seize the Day!

  • The Opportunity to beat many of the G8 economies into 'Fibre to the Home': USA, UK, Germany, Italy, is one we'll never have again.
    • Fibre Projects are already deployed/underway in Canada, France, Japan, Russia, though mostly local or small regions. [Not]
  • Australia has a history of balkanised infrastructure, e.g. Railroads, creating a drag on the economy and undermining Productivity growth. As well, a history of long delayed technologies: FM radio and Colour TV were decades late here and Cable TV never arrived because of limited rollouts.
    • Australians are Early Adopters of Technology: Do we want, for once, to steal a march on the USA and UK?

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