Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010
The NBN will enable: "Every person and business in Australia, no-matter where they are located, will have access to affordable, fast broadband at their fingertips." THe NBN will "help drive Australia's productivity, improve education and health service delivery and connect our big cities and regional centres... [and] to stimulate jobs in the short-term and pay a dividend to the Australian people through enhanced productivity and innovation in the long-term. "
Senator, Labor Party, Australia
NBN Co and Optus [agreed to] decommission its Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable network and migrate customers to the National Broadband Network (NBN). This agreement is proof that the NBN is recognised by Australia’s major telecommunications companies as the future of industry. The announcements today that both Telstra and Optus, which combined represent over 60 per cent of the retail broadband connection market ... demonstrate that the NBN is welcomed by the majority of the industry.