[AusNOG] NBN by the Government - Do we care?
narellec at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:39:23 EST 2009
your list is pretty much what the tender and clarification
docs/speeches/press releases ALWAYS said... it was always supposed to be a
wholesale only provider.
On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Skeeve Stevens <skeeve at eintellego.net>wrote:
> 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
> 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
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