Australia’s national broadband network to offer 1GB per second

Labor says its National Broadband Network will deliver internet speeds 10 times faster than first thought, at 1 gigabit per second.Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy are in Hobart today to officially launch the first part of the national fibre-optic broadband network.When the Government first unveiled the $43 billion NBN plan it promised to deliver speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps).To read this ABC News report in full, see:
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/12/2980752.htmAlso see:Labor promises ‘turbo’ broadband, 10 times faster than originally envisaged [AAP]
Labor says its national broadband network will be able to provide speeds of one gigabit per second, 10 times faster than originally envisaged.Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was speaking while accompanying Julia Gillard on the campaign trail in Tasmania, where NBN Co is rolling out the $43 billion network.
www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/labor-promises-turbo-broadband-10-times-faster-than-originally-envisaged/story-fn59niix-1225904268753NBN download boost ups ante in web war
The National Broadband Network will today unveil plans to boost download speeds on the nationwide fibre network by a factor of 10.The speed will rise to 1000 megabits per second, to highlight the technological inferiority of the opposition’s alternative.
www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/nbn-download-boost-ups-ante-in-web-war/story-fn59niix-1225904128498NBN to announce huge increase in speed
The national broadband network will enable speeds of one gigabit per second on its fibre optic network, 100 times faster than originally planned, the company building the network will announce today.The speed is significantly faster than the maximum speeds promised by the opposition in its broadband policy, and highlights the growing gap between what a fibre-based broadband network can offer compared with existing technology.
www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/nbn-to-announce-huge-increase-in-speed-20100812-1205s.html
www.theage.com.au/national/broadband-network-vows-to-deliver-an-even-faster-future-20100811-11ztb.html

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