[LINK] History and the NBN

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Sep 25 12:00:59 EST 2010


Greetings Linkers,

With all the politics around the NBN, I've become a bit confused. In an 
attempt to regain some perspective, I've been looking into events 
leading up to our current position.

The earliest I found is at 
<http://www.misaustralia.com/viewer.aspx?ATL://20020301000010336009&title=Your+say> 
(which is encumbered by one of those tricky "don't copy me" scripts).

There's a fair bit of information at 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Broadband_Network> and 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Australia#First_Broadband>. 
Some on OPEL at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPEL_Networks>. Ain't 
Wikipedia a marvel?

It's all a bit disjoint. The government had a fairly comprehensive 
policy by June 2006. Clearly, much had gone before. As remember it, 
Telstra had a role in torpedoing an initiative between the OPEL thing 
and the current policy.

Comments, pointers and recollections would be much appreciated.

-- 
David Boxall                    |  The more that wise people learn
                                |  The more they come to appreciate
http://david.boxall.id.au       |  How much they don't know.
                                                         --Confucius


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