When COVID-19 came along and millions of Australians switched overnight to working and studying from home, they really needed good broadband.
In Australia’s hour of need, the national broadband network delivered.
In Kevin Rudd's mind, Australia would today be in an NBN fibre nirvana, had the dastardly Liberals not come along to trash his vision.
When devastating bushfires hit Australia over summer, our fixed line and mobile phone networks came under great pressure.
History is complex - and inevitably there are differing perspectives on individual historical events. That is certainly true of Australian history.
In the past decade, Australia has lost more than 100 local and regional newspapers.
Just in the past few weeks, with COVID-19 driving a sharp fall in advertising revenues, publishers have announced further closures or suspensions.
For the many Australians who enjoy the arts, the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 are painful.
As we respond to COVID-19, there are suddenly lots more Australians working from home.
Many people are wondering if the network can cope with this surge in demand.
How can we know if the massive investment in the national broadband network has been a success?
Labor promised the NBN in the 2007 election - but they never seemed to know what success was, or how to achieve it.