- Petition to be sent to Federal Parliament
Before the Australian Federal Election of 2013, the current government was promising a Fibre to the Premises national broadband network, that would connect all Australians to a huge increase in speeds, opening unlimited passages for internet related growth in Australia.
The speeds promised by the year 2020 are currently standing at 213x FASTER than the current average speed of 4.7mbps; according to this source: (Source: http://www.cnet.com.au/australias-average-internet-speed-now-4-7mbps-339344963.htm).
The current stance from the newly elected leadership group of the Australian Federal Government is that "We are absolutely confident that 25 megs is going to be enough, more than enough, for the average household" (Quoted from Tony Abbott on www.howfastisthenbn.com.au)
That's ONLY about 4x-5x faster than what we have now and according to the current stats of this source (http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/) Countries like Sweden, Lithuania, The United Kingdom, South Korea and Singapore already have faster than 25mbps of internet, and it's 2013... who knows where they'll be by 2020?
The election has passed and a new Prime Minister has been chosen for Australia. His plan is too cut back the government spending on the NBN by about 70 Billion dollars and replan the NBN with Fibre to the Node technology which will only connect streets and suburbs to the NBN, which reduces the amount of people who can AFFORD the NBN and reduces the amount of people who can actually access the NBN due to the possibility of their being an up too $5000 connection fee for the replacement of the current copper internet connections with gold or a refresh of the copper!
We, the undersigned demand that the newly formed Federal Government of Australia and the newly elected Prime Minster of Australia; along with the Shadow Minister for Telecommunications change their policy on our national internet plan for the future.
We demand that the Federal government does not change the current stance on our plan for our Australia's future internet speeds, which we need to feed our economy.
We need the NBN for our youth, our health, our technology industry and most of all, our students who will be the leaders of the future.
Connect our houses and businesses with Fibre to the Premises internet via the Australian National Broadband network. Fibre to the premises internet for all Australians will give us a 'fair go'!
The Australians for the Fibre to the Premises NBN petition to Petition to be sent to Federal Parliament was written by Jake Pfeiffer and is in the category Internet at GoPetition.