Our first isp was free. It came with our first computer. It was hopeless, with a minimal number of modems to dial into. Oddly the best dial up isp we had was Eisa, before it went bust. It performed well, with never a problem dialling in and it was fast.
It was about 1999 when we connected to broadband cable, and what a wonderous thing it was. Lightening fast as if by magic. Now our cable internet is much faster than our first cable.
Our cable internet is so fast and so reliable, compared to years past, I am quite content and I have no need of faster or bigger or better. A giga byte per second via fibre optic? There goes my monthly download limit in 25 seconds. I am content, just as I was back in about 1997, but how the world and the internet has moved on since 1997, in ways I could never imagine.
I can't speculate how much we will be gouged to have access to the Labor government's planned fibre optic network, but I suspect that if we don't have a fibre optic network, Australia will be left a long way behind and seriously disadvantaged.
As for the Liberal Party's proposed wireless network, well, we have wireless for R's laptop. It is fine for holidays or in an emergency, but that is it. I know at least one of my readers uses wireless as she is somewhat nomadic, and she is not satisfied with it. Do you use wireless and are you happy with it?