Australia embarks on great broadband adventure

From snowy mountains and sun-baked deserts to the steamy tropical north, Australia has begun wiring its vast expanse with a high-tech broadband network in a giant project being closely followed abroad, reports AFP.Workmen are already digging trenches in island state Tasmania, the first step in a $43 billion scheme which Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calls Australia’s biggest ever infrastructure venture.To read this AFP report in full, see:
www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/australia-embarks-on-great-broadband-adventure-20090928-g86d.html
news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/australia-embarks-on-great-broadband-adventure-20090927-g7i4.html

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