Australia’s national broadband network not on par with Asia: Paul Twomey

An internet expert says while the Government’s National Broadband Network will put the country on par with world leaders in internet speeds, Australia may still be years off the pace.For the past decade Australian-born Paul Twomey has effectively been the internet’s chief regulator, heading the US-based ICANN.This week Dr Twomey officially left the organisation he helped establish, after he finished up as chief of the Australian Government’s National Office of the Information Economy.He has been mentioned as a possible chief of the Federal Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network.To read this ABC News report in full, see:
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/05/2617119.htmAlso see:Twomey mentioned as possible broadband network head [interview – transcript and video]
For the past decade, Australian-born Dr Paul Twomey has effectively been the internet’s chief regulator, heading the US-based ICANN. This week he joins Inside Business to discuss his mention as a possible chief of the Federal Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network.
http://www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/content/2009/s2617097.htm

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