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Let’s not kill the broadband golden goose

Peter Griffin
Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Let’s not kill the broadband golden goose
There are cracks showing in our impressive broadband story, Peter Griffin says.
Peter Griffin
Thu, 11 Mar 2021
I haven’t seen a Productivity Commission report yet quantifying the productivity gains generated by a decade of investment in the ultrafast broadband network.But can you imagine how the shift to remote working sparked by the pandemic, or for that matter, the streaming of the Rugby World Cup on Spark Sport in 2019, would have gone without the UFB?You just need to look across the Tasman at Australia’s issues with making its National Broadband Network (NBN) work from a technical and financial point of view, to realise what a sensible p...

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