In this episode I’m joined by self confessed ‘super-geek’ Mark, as we talk about the National Broadband Network. Fibre to the Node (FttN) or Fibre to the Premises (FttP)? Why would anyone want internet faster than 25 megabits? Does anyone remember OzEmail?

Also in this episode:

  • Technical nerdy stuff.
  • Why speed matters.
  • Local content matters.
  • Ping matters.
  • Why not wireless?

Music credits to Hexadecimal Genome by Bitshifter, Blast Off! by 8bit Betty, The Telephone Begins Its History by Elvis Herod & Ergo Phizmiz, and Got My Modem Working by Fit and the Conniptions.

Check this graph out which highlights why we need a decent NBN… I’ll give you a hint, we will need more than 25 megabit really soon (courtesy of Fairfax and the ABS):

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