[AusNOG] Aust Govt will build National Broadband Network, no company will be awarded the tender.

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at internode.com.au
Sun Apr 12 19:37:12 EST 2009

As much as I dislike your personal attack on me in your previous post,  
I do agree with your comments below.

I too am hoping that as an industry both are asked and also make an  
extreme effort to offer (and demand that the government accept) our  
experience and knowledge to make sure that if this project goes ahead  
that it's in a way that makes sense, because I'm absolutely sure that  
we'll be the network's customers.  Even if the commercial sense of it  
isn't there - at least we should try and aim it in the right direction.

I guess the important thing is to ensure that our offer comes across  
as a genuine offer aimed at improving the outcome and not some cynical  
desire from the industry to twist it into something ugly.  (And just  
to be clear Bevan, I'm not implying ANYTHING about you here - I'm 100%  
certain your desire to make this have the right outcome is genuine).


On 12/04/2009, at 6:42 PM, Bevan Slattery wrote:

> Completely agree.  I could be the biggest supporter of this.   
> Imagine if
> we had real public consultations, serious subcommittee's with real
> industry people about network architecture, design, interconnection,
> regulatory considerations.  You know; real two-way, face-to-face
> communication and brain storming.  People in rooms for days.
> Whiteboards, public release of ideas and suggestions.  Sounds a bit  
> like
> the 2020 summit!  Get the industry involved and gain their trust,  
> whilst
> also getting the government to realise that there is significant  
> benefit
> in having the industry along for the journey.  Not this "here's a
> discussion paper, please give us your thoughts" type rubbish, or  
> "let's
> get some consultants with little street cred in the industry to tell  
> us
> what we should do".
> Come on - let's do this right for a change, because if anything the  
> past
> 5 years and three initiatives have proven, Government DOESN'T know  
> best.
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