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“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,” Negar Salek reports for The Australian Financial Review

“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,” Salek reports. “‘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.’”

MacDailyNews Take: Surely this is news to the U.S. FCC.

Salek reports, “In Australia for the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 last week, Wozniak told Brisbane’s 4BC breakfast radio that he was ‘underway to become an Australian citizen… 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.’”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Woz has had quite a 2012 so far (see below). You go do what you gotta do, Woz – we’ll always love ya!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Michael H.” for the heads up.]

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