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Communications Minister Stephen Conroy joins other Labor ministers to "switch on" the NBN. Image; Delimiter.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy joins other Labor ministers to “switch on” the NBN. Image: Delimiter.

Episode 11: the NBN edition. We interview futurist and technology commentator Mark Pesce to discuss Labor and the Coalition’s competing plans for a national broadband network. Ben and Amber also discuss the politics of infrastructure, in both broadband and high speed rail.

As always, you can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below or via subscription on iTunes.

Some links: 

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull launch the Coalition’s broadband policy (courtesy of Delimiter)

Ben’s article in New Matilda on broadband policy

Mark Pesce’s book on politics in a connected world, Hyperpolitics

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3 thoughts on “The Thought Bubble 12th April 2013

  1. I don’t think many people who support NBN aren’t accepting of criticism of NBNCo, they have made plenty of mistakes, but the FTTN is wasteful and the FTTH plan isn’t getting the press coverage it should be, and is constantly misreported, so we do get what you call evangelical, but what I call frustrated by people that actually have no background or interest in technology or ICT reporting on it incorrectly and other journalists outright lying for political purposes.

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