Westbury on why the NBN is a cultural project


As the major parties clash on the National Broadband Network, CPD fellow Marcus Westbury argues why the NBN is not just important business infrastructure but also a cultural project in this 10 August post:

“What is the largest cultural infrastructure project Australia has ever undertaken? If you guessed the Sydney Opera House or Federation Square, I’m afraid to inform you that you’re not even close.

“The largest piece of cultural infrastructure in Australian history is under construction even as we speak. A clue? It’s not a gallery, a theatre or an arts centre. It will stretch into virtually every home and workplace. It’s going to cost the Australian people at least $30 billion upfront to build — maybe a lot more if its critics are to be believed.”

Read the whole post here.

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