The NBN has become something worse than a political football, so this week we’re separating NBN facts from fiction. Don’t forget to have a say as well. Drop a comment below or visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/downloadthisshow) and tell us what YOU want to know about the supposed $50 billion project. We examine the rise of social curation with Storify and Pinterest and examine the effect it will have on journalism and retail. Plus the future of Tablet computing as we review a few of our favourites..
Everything to do with communications in Australia has always been highly political; the National Broadband Network provides the latest evidence. Rear Vision looks at the story of communication in Australia and compares the evolution of the internet here with the rest of the world.
After many months of fact-finding and opinion gathering, the FCC at last released its long-awaited National Broadband Plan. But will it bring better internet speeds at lower prices? Consumer advocates and the FCC’s broadband chief weigh in.
Building a fiber optic broadband network is expensive, so why not add the conduits when we dig new roads and repair old ones? And a new movie highlights the controversies surrounding copyright, intellectual property and music. 5:02 http://www.freepress.net/node/47702