Canadian plan for Australian national broadband network is ‘faster, cheaper’

Access to high-speed broadband could be twice as cheap and up to five times faster if little-known Canadian group Axia NetMedia gets its wish to build the federal Government’s $15 billion national broadband network.The group’s cost modelling is based on what it expects to offer in Singapore, where Axia is in a consortium with Optus’s parent, Singapore Telecommunications, to build a $2 billion national fibre network on the island.To read this report in The Australian in full, see www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,24782904-5018015,00.html or www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24784096-15306,00.html.

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