Analysts split over National Broadband Network Consultation

A recent survey has revealed Information and Communications Technology analysts in Australia are undecided whether there is sufficient public discussion of the Federal Governments proposed National Broadband Network.

Seven leading Information and Communications technology analysts were questioned as part of an ARNnet survey. The analysts were asked about the Federal Governments National Broadband Network.

When responding to the question “Is the public discourse around the National Broadband Network lacking?” three of the seven analysts question said the public consultation on the national Broadband Network has been insufficient. Two of the seven analysts responded that they believed there hasn’t been enough discussion on the overall business plan of the proposed broadband network. Only two of the analysts were satisfied with the progression of the National Broadband Network.

The National Broadband Network in Australia will offer Fibre-to-the-home fibre optic cables to provide fast broadband speeds of up to 100mbps to Australian consumers. In rural and remote areas the National Broadband Network will invest in mobile broadband and satellite technology to provide fast broadband internet services.

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