Wozniak likes NBN so much, he’s applying for citizenship

Wozniak likes NBN so much, he’s applying for citizenship
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Mr Wozniak co-founded Apple – the world’s most valuable company – with Steve Jobs in 1976 and created the original Apple computer. A philanthropist and author, the tech guru has amassed a global fan base since leaving Apple in 1987.
“It turns out I can keep my American citizenship. I intend to call myself an Australian and feel an Australian, and study the history and become as much of a real citizen here as I can.”
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has listed the rollout of a national broadband network as one of the reasons he wants to become an Australian.
Mr Wozniak told The Australian Financial Review in Sydney that he had spoken to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and was in support of the federal government’s fibre rollout.
“I spoke to him and they plan to roll it out to everyone in the country,” Mr Wozniak said.
“I support it very much. It’s one of the reasons why I actually like this country and want to become a citizen. I live in a country where we don’t have any regulation of telecommunications.”
Despite his status as a technology icon, Mr Wozniak said he was not connected to a broadband service in his home in California, classing the options available to him as a “monopoly”. “There’s only one set of wires to be on and I’m not going to pull strings to get them to do something special for me,” he said. “When I worked at Hewlett-Packard we treated ourselves like a family and protecting each other and I believe in that.
“I’ve sat with our FCC [Federal Communications Commission] commissioner and told him that story in his office, but it’s not going to happen. We just don’t have the political idea to bring broadband to all the people who are 1 kilometre too far away.”

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