National Broadband Network to create Australia's 'Last Spike' moment
Posted in: Government & Policy at 11/07/2012 17:40
The NBN will change education irrevocably, in the same way that the construction of railroads did so, long ago.
When I grew up in Canada, there was a famous painting on the wall in nearly every primary school classroom. It was called "The Last Spike" and it depicted the final railway track connection being hammered in to create a true east-west transport corridor. In a real sense, it was the making of Canada; a nation-building project.
The same can be said of the National Broadband Network (NBN) today. Once completed, it will connect all Australians as never before -- in communications, healthcare, news, media, science, invention and, particularly, in education. And it will do so at all levels.
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