Monday, 1 June 2009

Worries mount on ABC web ambition | Australian IT

The ABC is moving into the digital age quickly. Yet commercial networks are screaming 'unfair advantage'. Who will lead the charge: government or business? It seems government can do it, but the private sector won't because there is no money in it for them. Seems tragic that improving Australian content and access to communications infrastructure will be hindered by self-serving and entrenched interests.

Not that commercial interests are necessarily bad - but in this case the old ways are holding back the digital economy and consequently, Australia's international competitiveness.

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