$4.7bn down-payment made on Australia’s broadband network in 2009 budget

The government has made an initial $4.7 billion down-payment on the $43 billion national broadband network, reports AAP.Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the government had already taken significant steps to launch the network since it was announced in April, including establishing the company that will oversee construction and launching a study of how it should operate.To read this AAP report in full, see:

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