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with spearheading the
's broadband networ
k outlined his
vision for one of the nation's most important infrastructure
. In what will eventuall
y emerge as one of
the most ambitious infrastructure pro
jects undertaken in
National Broadband Network is poised to put
down roots across the nation.
he is so enthusiastic about the project, and how it will bene
Australians on a business, economic and social level.
Realising our broadband
We have just heard the Prime Minister articulate the
government's agenda to realise Australia's broadband future, and
the part that the National Broadband Network will play.
His address made it clear why this initiative is raising so much
interest around the world. It is a unique nation building program
that has the potential to lift Australia's productive capacity.
I am also reminded as to why I was very keen to be part of
this project. For a telecom professional this initiative is a once in
a lifetime opportunity.
This is why my colleagues and I are so enthusiastic about
belonging to the growing NBN Co team.
While we are growing rapidly we are keeping our attention
very tightly focused on the objectives we have in front of us,
1. To provide broadband coverage across the nation,
offering speeds up to 100Mbps to 90 per cent of the population
and 12Mbps to the remaining 10 per cent.
2. To facilitate the development of a level competitive
providing open and equivalent access.
3. To build this wholesale network in the most cost effective
The NBN Co team is using these three broad objectives as a
reference point for everything we do.
I am also keen to ensure that these objectives, and the way
in which we go about realising them, will be as transparent as
possible, giving future customers, and of course taxpayers, the
opportunity to hold us accountable.
NBN Co is a startup. But not quite like any startup I have been
associated with. Normally, startups have an opportunity to stay
under the radar as they get themselves established.
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