France and Australia don't compare in a broadband rollout

Posted in: Government & Policy at 27/08/2012 14:37

When an argument breaks out over Australia's NBN relative to other countries, questions of population density inevitably become a factor.

The key point of contention is this: to what extent does Australia's geography drive up the cost of the NBN? One side will answer "plenty - we have on average two people per square kilometer". The other side will point out that most Australians live in just a handful of cities, where population density is high.

Which side is right?

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