Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH – Lightwave

The switch puts the NBN equipment supplier roster in flux.

via Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH – Lightwave.

No, Russia Isn’t Going To Steal The Internet – Forbes

“The reality is that once we surrender our unique possession, it will be impossible to take it back if something goes awry.”

via No, Russia Isn't Going To Steal The Internet – Forbes.

Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says U.S. trade talks ‘difficult’ | Reuters

The deal with Australia, which will allow Japan to keep reduced tariffs on politically sensitive agricultural products such as beef, will give Japan ammunition against U.S. demands to scrap tariffs in the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) deal

via Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says U.S. trade talks 'difficult' | Reuters.

U.S. defense chief gets earful as China visit exposes tensions | Reuters

U.S. defense chief gets earful as China visit exposes tensions | Reuters.

Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power | Reuters

The crisis was the worst since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and all reactors in Japan have been shut for safety checks with no schedule for restarts.

via UPDATE 3-Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power | Reuters.

Seattle Mayor: Broadband Is Too Expensive, Uncompetitive | DSLReports

.. lets eliminate the “bureaucratic roadblock” explanation from CenturyLink’s arsenal of excuses, and

if that doesn’t work we’ll revisit this conversation down the road (building their own ultra-fast broadband network).

via Seattle Mayor: Broadband Is Too Expensive, Uncompetitive | DSLReports, ISP Information.

Broadband faces a fork in the road – Computerworld

“Schools, government agencies, and banks expect [their users] to have broadband at home.”

“That’s because these institutions see the value and efficiency in digital delivery of services.

via Broadband faces a fork in the road – Computerworld.