I have been holding of posting to allow comments on Wednesday Forum: the NBN and New England. I think that this one is quite important.
From my experience, too many of of us react in a reactive, sometimes passive, usually localised way to the problems facing our own broad region. We do fight on issues, but rarely set the agenda. We get a win here, a win there, but too often we fall divided.
I have now bought David Carse's comments up into the main post, and have added some of my own. I don't want to fight or focus on the broad generalities of the NBN. Rather, I have been trying to get us focused on what it might actually mean in a practical sense.
Normal posting will resume tomorrow.