From the ABC’s 7:30 report, a good news story about the Broadband Revolution coming to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. A fibre optic cable has be laid into Arnhem Land. This is great story in so many ways:
- The technical hurdles that needed to be over come in laying cable in a harsh environment including under a crocodile infected river.
- The positive social impact for education and health resulting from broadband.
- How culturally sensitively the whole project was managed, with traditional owners from the local Aboriginal communities being consulted and involved in the project.
Telecom revolution for Arnhem Land (video from abc.net.au)