Helen Coonan on Insiders, 25 March, 2007:

This sort of stuff changes almost daily and if you just look back a couple of years ago no-one had even heard about broadband.

Paul Keating’s Broadband Services Expert Group put in its final report in 1995, recommending among other things that:

… with the spread of broadband infrastructure, broadband links be provided to all schools, libraries, medical and community centres by the year 2001.

… telecommunications carriers and broadband network operators be required to inform government annually of their strategies for upgrading their networks, including the expected level of digitisation of existing network services, and the expected extent of broadband network coverage. This requirement should be reviewed by the year 2000.