Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores
Did the Australian government have foresight of the things to come? The NBN roll out was cut back and scaled down to speed up completion in record time, imagine the COVID crisis without it being nearly finished?
Did these people have foresight of the future? How much planning was made to get it done quickly? Reducing connection speeds (from the original plan) in favour of faster cheaper household connections, was one of the reasons given to account for the changes in the NBN plan. Very political reasons were given by the elected government at that time, they made the choices for the changes to be implemented.
A real coincidence that is proving beneficial and crucial to contact tracing, surveillance, control of people’s movements, with more entertainment and advertising available. The machinery put in place just at the right time, with the NBN at the fingertips of the operators under government supervision. Got to love the coincidence factor in life. Foresight or coincidence? Will we ever know?