It's true - Australia lags behind when it comes to broadband. Wireless broadband is ubiquitous here and it's so much faster. And there are fabulous pricing deals - several people we know get all their international and long distance calls free with their broadband - and the broadband costs about a quarter the price it would in Australia - with unlimited downloads and the fastest possible speeds.
Along with such good broadband comes Internet television - and in particular the BBC iPlayer. You can play any program which has been shown on tv in the past week on your computer, so we'd often sit in bed late at night and watch programs on the laptop.