February 2, 2012 at 5:22 am #151708
Kim Chandler McDonaldParticipant
Here’s an excerpt from my interview with Australian technology journalist, author and speaker Brad Howarth
It was very interesting to watch the debate going on in Australia, about the need – or otherwise – for high speed connection.
If you go into the rural area the debate goes away very quickly. The debate’s been driven along primarily party political lines I suspect; so, it has more to do with posturing.
Are you saying that rurally it’s taken as a given that the NBN is coming, and it will be a positive thing?
Most regional councillors, have fallen over themselves to get their particular part of the world hooked up to broadband network. Now whether they know exactly what to do when they get it is a little bit harder to say. But certainly – given that so much of what we take for granted in the metropolitan regions isn’t available in regional areas – they’ll get benefits from simply bringing them up to speed.”
What are your thoughts on the importance, and politicisation of, broadband networks?
If you’re interested, you can read the rest of the interview here: http://kimmicblog.com/2012/01/25/the-nbn-are-we-bothered-and-should-we-be/
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