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Competing visions of next generation broadband: insights from Australia’s NBN

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By Catherine Middleton

The Australian National Broadband Network (NBN), under construction since 2009, is described as “the most ambitious public [next generation broadband] intervention in the OECD”.1 With a federal election scheduled for September 2013, and the opposition determined to change the nature of the NBN, an examination of the competing approaches in Australia is timely, and provides some general insights on the development of next generation broadband infrastructure.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 41, Issue 2
Issue Date:
September 2013
Asia Pacific

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