Broadband discussion and news site Whirlpool has just commenced its annual Australian Broadband Survey, looking at the performance of Australian Internet providers and the issues that concern net users. With Internet filtering proposals still pushing ahead, the survey's more important than ever this year as a wide-scale measure of the thoughts of the Aussie Internet community, so take 10 minutes to fill it out between now and the end of January.
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