Apple co-founder wants to be Australian
- Published: 25/09/2012 at 01:47 PM
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is in the process of applying for Australian citizenship and says the rollout of Australia's national broadband network is one of the reasons.
Mr Wozniak, co-founded Apple which is now the world’s most valuable company with Steve Jobs in 1976 and created the original Apple computer. He told the Australian Financial Review (AFR) in Sydney that he was in support of the federal government’s fibre rollout.
He met Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
"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."
He told a radio station that he was on the way to become an Australian citizen.
The AFR reported that Mr Wozniak was in In Australia for the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 last week.
Mr Wozniak was in Sydney also to meet customers and partners of Fusion-io, a server-based flash manufacturer listed on New York Stock Exchange.
Steve Wozniak joined Fusion-io in Salt Lake City, Utah as their chief scientist since February 2009.
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