Broadband to cut Australia’s carbon emissions: Rudd

The roll-out of nationwide fast broadband will reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by five per cent, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says, reports AAP.The $43 billion project is an “historic act of nation building” that is essential for Australia to compete globally, he says.To read this AAP report in full, see: see:Broadband and ETS the ‘keys’ to change
Kevin Rudd tied together two of his most contentious election promises yesterday — the $43 billion national broadband network and the emissions trading scheme — by claiming both were vital to the effort to tackle climate change.Speaking at a government-backed forum on the future of broadband in Sydney, the Prime Minister said the rollout of the NBN would reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by 5 per cent.

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