[LINK] ACT broadband to go ahead
Tue, 1 Feb 2000 14:35:17 -0800
If (a privatised) TransAct were to become the "monopoly" provider of
bandwidth across the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), then I wonder
whether we would see ubiquitous and affordable bandwidth. On the
other hand, if there were competitive supply of bandwidth end-users
may see affordable access and usage charges.
A competitive strategy by Telstra and other carriage service providers
that saw the roll-out of competitive broadband technologies - xDSL,
LMDS, satellite, etc. - across the ACT might well lead to ubiquitous
and truly affordable bandwidth for its residences and small
businesses. What an exciting prospect!
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Behalf Of Tony Hill
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [LINK] ACT broadband to go ahead
We can only hope that this project provides a high quality precedent
bandwidth access around the country that is not tied to particular
content providers and that it is available at a reasonable price.
Did I see Telstra advertising $49/month for cable Internet this month?
regards, Tony H
Tony Barry wrote:
> Source: Canberrta Times .Monday, 31 January, 2000
> ACT broadband to go ahead
> Wendy Levy
> TransACT, Canberra's broadband digital network, has finally
> been given the green light after months of protracted
> negotiations to secure finance.
> An ACTEW board meeting on Friday confirmed that TransACT
> would begin rolling out the high-speed ' fibre to the kerb'
> system across Canberra in September.
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