11 August 2010
IT industry rejects Coalition broadband policy
Of concern to many in the IT and small business sectors, some analysts claim that the policy would 'not substantially improve on today's broadband speeds'.
The Coalition confirmed it would scrap the national broadband network as it announced plans to spend $7 billion over seven years. However, despite the much publicised launch of their policy, Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, was unable to explain most of the detail on the ABC's 7:30 Report. When pressed for specifics, Mr Abbott replied that he was 'not a tech-head'.
Alternatively, the Federal Labor government plans to spend $26 billion building a fibre broadband network of 100 megabits a second to 93 per cent of Australian households.