Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists


Assessing the Opposition's Alternative NBN plan

Thursday 18 April 2013

The link below will take you to the audio of the discussion I had with Annie Gaffney on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast the day after the Opposition released its Broadband policy. There's been much discussion about the perceived value or otherwise, and I flag my bias here upfront: As a small business owner likely to benefit significantly from faster download speeds and global business conferencing potential, I am really surprised that the Opposition have chosen what will very quickly become a sub-standard alternative. You'll hear me discuss growth rates in data demand and other related issues

Marcus Barber on air with ABC's Annie Gaffney. Additionally we have a brief chat about the emergence of the Asian Century and its impact for Australia

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