[LINK] Labor commits to $4.5b high-speed Internet network

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Mon Mar 26 15:34:17 AEST 2007

On 26/03/2007, at 12:26 PM, Roger Clarke quoted:

> The notion that there's a tearing urgency to spread broadband to  
> the far corners of this sparsely populated continent is an  
> unexamined proposition being pushed by vested interests in the  
> media industry and tech-head enthusiasts.

> Pandering to the punters' double impatience - their impatience to  
> soon be able to download things faster - shouldn't be confused with  
> progress or genuine productivity.

Well said. I've been using the internet now since 1989. I'm not even  
sure what my download speed is as I chose my plan on the upload  
speed, 256k ...pauses to find download speed ... 1.5M. Plenty fast  
enough for my needs. When I download anything really big I've got  
plenty of other things to do while it's happening.


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