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

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)

Seems rike no one takes me serirousreee
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