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Tuesday, July 22, 2003


Australian broadband initiatives

Australian broadband initiatives

"Roll-out opens doors"
Profile of Western Power's FTTH (fiber to the home) subsidiary, Bright Telecommunications.

"Small businesses not blown over by broadband hype"
"The survey said small businesses were driving broadband growth in the country with 41 percent of internet-enabled outfits having a broadband connection. It found that internet penetration into the small business sector was close to saturation with 77 percent, or 505,000 businesses, connected."

"Broad appeal"
Long article describing state and local initiatives around the country.

"Southern Phone broadband rollout"
"Health, education and community services in regional areas are set to benefit from the rollout of Southern Phone's broadband network. The network, which has been funded by the Commonwealth Government's Networking the Nation Program, will be used to provide affordable distance education, telemedicine, videoconferencing and Internet access services for hospitals, schools and community groups in regional areas."


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