au: Coalition, local government lock horns over broadband

The Coalition has attacked a scathing report by local governments on the state of broadband in Australia which labelled telecommunications under the Howard government as “extremely sluggish and frustrating”, reports Computerworld.The report by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) blamed the former Howard Government for not improving the nation’s “dire state of broadband”. The group claims Australia continues to lose a potential $3.2 billion and 33, 000 jobs due to poor broadband infrastructure.To read this Computerworld report in full, see computerworld.com.au/article/270085/, www.arnnet.com.au/article/270085/ or pcworld.idg.com.au/article/270085/.

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