Roger's Ramblings

Random ruminations on a plethora of points

Archive >> March 2010

Australia's NBN is in the process of being rolled out, and I was recently asked to comment on whether or not Australia had missed a golden opportunity by Phil Morle at Pollenizer. The post below is a slightly edited and expanded version of my response.

First, I think it's worth looking at what this means, not just for Australia's technoratti, but for the wider population and what it could do for Australia's economy. Much ink and many photons have been spilled discussing whether or not the NBN is even a worthwhile endeavour. Why $43B? Where's the business case? What's the ROI?