Aussies lagging in world tech stakes

Almost 9 in every 10 Australians use smartphones but the cost and speed of broadband internet connections is holding us back. Picture: Adam Yip/The Daily Telegraph

WE’RE tech savvy but slow.

Australians lag behind New Zealand and Iceland when it comes to being “connected”.

Because while we’re among the world’s most prolific technology users, embracing everything from smartphones to smart fridges, expensive and slow broadband connections are holding us back.

The lack of world-class internet connections pushed Australia’s “digital readiness” down beneath the likes of New Zealand and Iceland, according to a new report from Ernst and Young.

This is despite Australians embracing new trends including music and TV streaming, and adopting more devices than ever.

Jarrod Sierocki

Australians are some of the world’s biggest technology users, particularly when it comes to smartphones. Picture: iStockSource:istock

The Digital Australia: Station of the Nation report, which surveyed more than 1551…

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