Stories by Tony Burke

  • THINK TANK: Bandwidth bottleneck: fact or fiction

    A few weeks ago The Sydney Morning Herald delivered an unfavourable report on the state of the local ISP market. Australian ISPs, it said, were generally considered to be inefficient and unaccountable. Not to be outdone by its Fairfax brethren, Business Online countered a week later claiming the state of bandwidth and networks down under was nevertheless excellent. Even Bill Gates helped to mix the message telling us how poor our awareness of bandwidth and network readiness is.