Google Australia Boss Wants NBN Benefits To Flow

Google Australia Boss Wants NBN Benefits To Flow

Google Australia managing director Maile Carnegie has expressed frustration that the broader economic benefits of the national broadband network are not being recognised as the global internet heavyweight has positioned itself behind the high-speed infrastructure project.

Maile Carnegie, who has strong experience in marketing but not technology, took the reins in July and told the Sydney Morning Herald her company wanted to change the way people talked about the nation’s biggest infrastructure project.

“I look at the energy around the NBN. At the moment, it’s focused around cost. I’d love to talk about the benefits and how we can change the rhetoric, from cost to disruption. It feels like we could be on the cusp of renewal but I’m frustrated that we’re not recognising the benefits,” said Maile Carnegie.

Carnegie says she has reached out to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and is waiting for everyone to settle into their new roles since the election, before “going down to Canberra to talk to folks”.

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