The federal government has just announced the largest infrastructure project in Australian history to try and jump start the economy.
A $43B (AUD) spend on fibre to home telecommunications network for a final data speed of 100MBPS broadband from each home in Australia. (Well 95% of anyway).
I was involved in the fibre to node roll out a few years ago (this put a fibre optic cable to every suburb) and this is the next natural step.
It will increase data speeds in Au across the board (wired, wireless and mobile network) by about 10x their current optimal speeds.
Why am I posting it here I hear you ask ? This will not only increase the speed of the wired data connections but will have a big effect on the mobile phone speeds within this country. (As well as the added side effect of of creating jobs for 1000s).
For more information on this, feel free to check out; http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25301680-601,00.html