[AusNOG] NBN by the Government - Do we care?

Skeeve Stevens skeeve at eintellego.net
Tue Apr 7 10:18:05 EST 2009

OK all,

I realise this morning is going to be a huge debate about what the government has announced, but... in my opinion - Why is it bad?

1.      The legislative/legal issues for a Federal government company will be far less than any private company
2.      The government would unlikely ever do retail (Rudd states that now)
3.      It would be safe to assume that everyone would have fair and equal access - it would be hard for them not to do it
4.      They are unlikely to wholesale it themselves, but will most likely assign a few agents who buy large access to the NBN and resell it downstream (my opinion only)
5.      Pricing should be better than any private company doing it
6.      They are unlikely to have major financial issues that the government can't bail them out of by raising our taxes ;-)
7.      They say they will maintain a controlling interest - we can only assume that will stay around for a while
8.      I'd like to see Telstra try to refuse the government access to exchanges - high court here we come!
9.      Honestly, it makes me feel more comfortable having the government in charge
10.     It is going to create a massive amount of IT jobs - a bunch of us here will probably end up working there
11.     They won't lay the fibre themselves - I see a LOT of work for those that do - it probably won't go to one company - this could make Pipe, Nextgen and others very happy as they spread the work around
12.     Anyone want to add more?

Skeeve Stevens, CEO/Technical Director
eintellego Pty Ltd - The Networking Specialists
skeeve at eintellego.net / www.eintellego.net
Phone: 1300 753 383, Fax: (+612) 8572 9954
Cell +61 (0)414 753 383 / skype://skeeve
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