Despite spending a lot of cash to facillitate broadband connectivity across Australia all hasnt gone as planned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41577003
Given Australia's large size and sparse population density of three people per square kilometre, the NBN is the country's largest ever infrastructure project.
The total budget sits at A$49bn (£29bn; $38bn). Of that budget, around 35% must be spent connecting the final 10% of users, including wiring to remote areas, erecting many of the required 2,600 wireless towers and, most expensively, putting two satellites in the sky.
This week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the NBN a mistake and a "calamitous train wreck" by a previous Labor government. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hit back by saying the project's issues "lie all on your head" - meaning the current conservative government.
The escalating blame game, the NBN's slow roll-out, and a switch to inferior technology midstream have combined with other factors to leave Australians frequently asking the question: Why is our internet so slow?
While its obviously a sensible and laudable ideal to deliver connectivity to all those that can benefit from it, an unimpressive strategy of deployment has left the plan looking like a mistake, however given the benefits of internet connectivity I feel its perhaps better to have made the effort that sit on a diminishing pile of money and be in the same place as before.
With lessons learned I am sure any future rollout of broadband technology will progress in a more consistent fashion.