in brief The federal government has promised broadband for all with the announcement today of its AU$162.50 million Australian Broadband Guarantee.
The Guarantee is expected fill any remaining broadband blackspots across Australia, according to a statement from Communications Minister, Senator Helen Coonan.
Coonan said it would provide a smooth transition to the government's AU$600 million Broadband Connect infrastructure program.
"The Australian Broadband Guarantee will provide universal broadband for all Australians. Anyone unable to gain a reasonable level of broadband service at their principal place or residence or small business will receive a subsidised broadband service. It's as simple as that," she said in the statement.