No bloody noise? No, that is not what NBN stands for. It is National Broadband Network, our fibre optic internet and telephone cable system now under construction. Many complain about the cost, but as has been said, the copper wire telephone stood us in good stead for one hundred years, and so shall the fibre optic cable for the next one hundred, that is unless someone comes up with something even better.
A very small area of remote Australia will not be covered by the NBN fibre optic cable. They will get a subsidised satellite service or other.
Every so often I have thought of what River said about the NBN. I meant to follow it up and eventually I have. Except so far down the track, I have forgotten the suburb in Adelaide that River moved to but it wasn't too far out. River said that she will not be able to get the NBN. While I don't disbelieve her, I need to look for myself. I'll just look at the NBN website and maybe I can work it out. I couldn't, but the map is interesting.
Oh dear, the Highrise is not going to get NBN either. Daniel won't. Jayne should. Jah Teh certainly will. I think Lord Sedgwick is out. Miss Ann O'Dyne appears to be in. Pants, that would be a no. Victor, you're in within three years.
I can only conclude that areas are prioritised. Perhaps there is a higher priority for areas that lack cable or ADSL2.
Anyway River, I think you will get the NBN fibre optic, just a bit later than many others do, maybe the same time we get it.
I can't imagine that we will need faster internet that what we now have, but then the salesman who sold us our first computer said that 2gb of storage would be all we would ever need. Now we have 1000gb, if that is what a terrabyte is, that is enough, for now, provided I use other media for storage.