AUSTRALIA risks becoming a broadband backwater unless it acts quickly to bring internet speeds into line with the rest of the developed world. Experts said Australia’s low broadband speeds, and its potential to lose ground to other countries as more internet services demand fast connections, had been highlighted this week by the demise of Telstra’s plan for a high-capacity “fibre to the node” broadband network. Telecommunications industry analyst Paul Budde warned it could be five years before Australia drew level with other countries with broadband speeds 100 times faster. In the last OECD survey of broadband penetration, Australia ranked 17th.
Here is another story to backup my previous post. We really do need to act, and act fast. Full Story here.