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PostPosted: 05/11/17 1:42 pm    ::: How Australia Bungled Reply Reply with quote

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/world/australia/australia-slow-internet-broadband.html

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Australia, a wealthy nation with a widely envied quality of life, lags in one essential area of modern life: its internet speed. Eight years after the country began an unprecedented broadband modernization effort that will cost at least 49 billion Australian dollars, or $36 billion, its average internet speed lags that of the United States, most of Western Europe, Japan and South Korea. In the most recent ranking of internet speeds by Akamai, a networking company, Australia came in at an embarrassing No. 51, trailing developing economies like Thailand and Kenya.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah, it's old news to aussies, but very true. (Loved the Wifi Swap video Laughing )
I was lucky enough to be in a suburb that was earmarked for the NBN rollout in its original form (before the change of government).
Installing infrastructure in a country this size was never going to be quick. Now the rollout is just slow instead of extra-slow, but the end product is no longer worth the wait, and will probably already be obsolete by the time some households get it (completion is still years away)



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