Industry challenged to battle for broadband that actually works

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Laurie Patton

With a botched NBN, can the screen sector do anything to salvage the major distribution system of the future? Laurie Patton calls for an industry campaign.

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In despair the government replaces the entire NBN with a national system of heliographs flashing fibre optic signals to mirrors on tall buildings. The share price of Foxtel doubles in a day. Image: Heliograph (Lisca).

About the author

Laurie Patton is a former television journalist/producer and media executive. He was CEO / Executive Director of Internet Australia, the peak not-for-profit representing Internet users, from 2014-2017.