Rudd: NBN will cut carbon emissions by 5% – News – Communications – ZDNet Australia

The roll-out of nationwide fast broadband will reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by five per cent, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says.

The $43 billion project is an “historic act of nation building” that is essential for Australia to compete globally, he says.

Broadband would “improve opportunities for all Australians no matter where they live”, Mr Rudd told the Broadband Future Forum in Sydney today.

Adopting smart technologies in the key areas of energy, water, health and transport could also create 70,000 jobs and increase gross domestic product by 1.5 per cent, he said.

via Rudd: NBN will cut carbon emissions by 5% – News – Communications – ZDNet Australia.

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