I found an excellent presentation on the Australian NBN that address specifically the popular concerns about its viability and long-term contribution to the Australian society and economy. Broadband Plan Finder did a great job at demystifying these worries. Read the key findings of their study here if you want to know:
- How NBN compares with other financing plans of a modern state (e.g. defense, public health care system etc.) which are funded by tax payers money.
- How the need for more bandwdith and data justifies the investment in high-speed broadband access networks
- How much it costs to connect to the NBN
- The actual demand rates that exceed initial projections
Thanks Kristy for pointing this out.