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

Narelle 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
>    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?
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