“Answering a question on Australia’s $36 billion national broadband network (NBN), the American computer wizard and engineer let it be known he didn’t have broadband internet at his home in Los Gatos, California,” Adelaide Now reports. “‘I don’t have broadband at my home,’ Mr Wozniak said, to much surprise in the audience. ‘I, Steve Wozniak, don’t have broadband at my home.’”
Adelaide Now reports, “‘I live one kilometre out of the main part of town,’ he explained. ‘Broadband is a monopoly in my town – that means you can get it from a cable company, but I don’t have cable. There are 50 companies that want to sell me DSL, but they’ve all got to go through the Horizon wires – the local phone company – and I’ve got one of the two worst Horizons in the country. And so I can’t get broadband in my house.’”
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MacDailyNews Note: What about Woz’s iPad Wi-Fi + 4G? The U.S. National Broadband Plan, unveiled March 16, 2010, describes “broadband” as “actual download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and actual upload speeds of at least 50 megabits per second.” The iPad 4G in the U.S. tests at around 10-40Mbps down and 7-19Mbps on AT&T and Verizon, so by the The U.S. National Broadband Plan’s definition, Woz wouldn’t have “broadband” (wirelessly) at home even if his iPad Wi-Fi + 4G was within 4G LTE coverage area.