Mythical Challenge tor the Aussies
>> Also languishing at the bottom, although arguably with a tougher geographic challenge, are the Aussies with 0.4 per cent
Australia is a highly urbanised country, more so than the UK, Germany, France, indeed the only European countries that are more urbanised are Belgium & Luxembourg.
The vast majority of us live in coastal cities within a 2-4 kilometres of an exchange. In urban areas the telecoms ducts are underground, with a junction box by the front gate! Major population centres are interconnected via multiple high speed fibre trunks and multiple undersea cables come ashore on the east, north & west costs. The multi-terabit PPC-1 link being built across the Pacific will double the intercontinental internet capacity.
So just where is the challenge to do better than 0.4%. Our government is planning to do it, for a about $40 billion bucks.