Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cheaper broadband on the way

Great! Looks like we are going to get cheaper broadband and done through competition not government action:

INTERNET costs could be halved thanks to a massive cable linking Australia's eastern seaboard to the rest of the world.

Pipe Networks’ first international broadband cable, dubbed PPC-1, landed in Sydney last week.

The $200 million cable, stretching 4787km, runs from Collaroy on Sydney's north shore to Guam and then branches off into other major countries.

The PPC-1 is the first international internet cable to be owned independently of the country's big telcos.

Once completed, the pipe is set to increase the size of Australia's international link by almost 50 per cent, and send internet prices tumbling....

Might finally get off dial up.

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