NBN just one piece in Australia's broadband puzzle: Akamai
Posted in: Government & Policy at 03/08/2012 18:18
Providing 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) fibre connections to 93 per cent of the Australian population on the National Broadband Network (NBN) will not guarantee superfast speeds, unless the rest of the network is kept up to scratch, according to content delivery company Akamai's co-founder and chief scientist Dr Tom Leighton.
The man who co-founded the content streaming platform company in 1998 during his time as a professor of applied mathematics at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts, said the Australian Government's AU$35.9 billion project to roll out fibre to the home was a good initiative, but said that people needed to look beyond just the last mile roll-out.
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