Pellow, Jackson
February 2008
Inside Film;Feb2008, Issue 106, p34
The article focuses on the need for increasing the speed of broadband access in order for Australian documentary filmmakers to compete globally. A proposal made by Kevin Rudd was to invest in a $4.7-bn world-class national broadband network that would take about five years to complete. This would be 40 times faster than the current 256-kilobyte-per-second speed that the country is using right now. This will be a great help to documentary filmmakers especially with the safeguarding of rushes.


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