Good news for Aussies - Super-fast speed broadband on its way
BBC News - Australia strikes broadband deal with Telstra and Optus
And boy do they need it!
When we were out there at Easter most of central Australia lost its internet, mobile and telphone communications thanks to a digger driver somewhere between Adelaide and Alice Springs... It was chaotic; no cash machines, no EPOS (credit cards), no telephones of any type, no internet because there was just one fibre link supporting the lot!
Thankfully the repair 'only' took about 14 hours, but it was a painful day!