[AusNOG] CCC and Terria "rage against coalition"

Grahame Lynch grahamelynch at commsdaymail.com
Wed Oct 21 22:57:37 EST 2009

I'm intrigued by this idea that you can one hand legislate to compel Telstra
to divest any ownership ties to a fixed network and become a pure retailer
but on the other hand - in the same bill - you can legislate even greater
requirements than today for Telstra to be responsible for fixed network
delivery in the bush via the USO.

Seems to me like a fairly irreconcilable twin set of obligations to me. The
government line is that it will all be figured out down the track which I
guess is fair enough - if you're also prepared to relax the apparently
urgent deadline for the legislation itself and the requirement for Telstra
to commit to the terms of its separation before it knows the terms of its
obligations in terms of USO and so forth.

Somebody in the Department has made a mess of this one.

2009/10/21 Bevan Slattery <Bevan.Slattery at staff.pipenetworks.com>

> http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/323020/rage_against_coalition_industry_
> lashes_opposition_fights_against_telstra_separation
> Bit over the top??  I'd like to see the legislation look at solving the
> real/future problems such as reduce the negotiate/arbitrate process for
> regulated (rather than only declared as proposed in the legislation)
> bottleneck infrastructure such as duct access (NBN) and towers (4G/LTE)
> rather than mainly focus on the copper world.
> I'm trying to think why the violent reaction from CCC and TERRIA?  Is it
> no longer 'cool' to ask questions?
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