The future of broadband is at the forefront of public debate in Australia and around the world. But missing from that debate has been in-depth discussion of the applications and services that high-speed and ubiquitous broadband access can deliver, and the impact these will have on business, society and all of us as individuals.
This book fills that gap.
A Faster Future explores the possibilities for the development of broadband applications and services on fixed and wireless networks, and investigates the impact these services will have on existing business models, and their potential for the creation of new ones. It is a showcase for how the Internet and technology will further revolutionise both the way businesses operate and the way we live our lives.
A Faster Future calls upon the wisdom of numerous experts and commentators from around the world. It investigates current trends in technology and society and and shines a light on new developments that will change the online services we use today and give rise to entirely new ones.
And it will help you understand the changes that are coming and how to take advantage of them.
A Faster Future is your guide to the future of broadband applications and services.
This website has been created as a companion site for the book, A Faster Future, by Brad Howarth and Janelle Ledwidge. It is dedicated to delivering news and information on high-speed broadband applications in Australia and around the world, and to explore the opportunities and challenges that will emerge as Australia moves to faster broadband services.
About the Authors
Brad Howarth is a freelance journalist, author and speaker with 16 years experience covering the technology and marketing industries. Brad has held the positions of information technology editor and marketing editor for BRW and is the author of Innovation and Emerging Markets, a study of the path to commercialisation for Australian technology start-ups.
Janelle Ledwidge is a professional coach, communications practitioner and digital media industry specialist. For the past 14 years Janelle has worked with many of Australia’s leading digital media and ICT companies, assisting with business development and international trade facilitation, and with overall development of the Australian digital media industry.