[LINK] NBN and Google

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Feb 22 00:33:51 AEDT 2011

For what it's worth ..

'Google boss praises NBN'

Sunday Feb 20, 2011 (snip) 

The chairman Google has thrown his support behind Australia's National 
Broadband Network.

Speaking at a conference in Barcelona, Google chairman Eric Schmidt says 
Australia has shown great leadership on the issue.

"Australia is leading the world in understanding the importance of 
fibre," he said. 

"Your new Prime Minister has announced that 93 per cent of Australians, 
which I guess are all the folks in the cities, will have gigabit or 
equivalent service using fibre, and the other 7 per cent will be handled 
through wireless services of a nature of LTE," he said. 

"This is leadership from Australia, which I think is wonderful."

A spokesman for the NBN Co says Mr Schmidt's comments underline 
widespread international interest and support for the project..



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