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:
news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/broadband-to-cut-carbon-emissions-rudd-20091210-kl0y.htmlAlso 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.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/broadband-and-ets-the-keys-to-change/story-e6frg6nf-1225809224923

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