[AusNOG] background radiation was: "i want a pony!"(wasRe:Longlive the NBN. The NBN is dead?! [personal])
pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au
Fri Aug 13 11:34:40 EST 2010
On 12/08/2010 7:20 PM, Curtis Bayne wrote:
> Wait. I'm confused. We're using the construction and subsequent sale
> of PMG (now Telstra) as the definition of success of a state-owned
> telco monopoly, whilst on the other hand, a consortium of providers
> are complaining about anti-competitive practices?
The difference being that this time around it has an inbuilt wholesale /
retail separation, as a 'lessons learnt' from the last time around.
> What's to say that once independent infrastructure is eliminated that
> the same practices won't emerge (especially if the new shareholders of
> the NBN have a vested interest in the telecommunications industry)...
This is an open issue for sure - and an argument for keeping it in
government hands, if tthat is an effective may of ensuring it doesn't
get retail ambitions.
At the moment, its a moot point until 5 years after the network is
completed, realistically 15 years minimum. Many potential changes of
government in the meantime.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the AusNOG