[LINK] ABC-Telstra deal -- the terms and conditions
Tue, 15 Feb 2000 21:35:11 +1000
7d makes the ABC "nominate Telstra as its (p)refered
ISP backchannel for interactive datacasting." It is not
clear quite what that means yet; it depends on how
That means all outbound traffic (backchannel) that is sent TO the internet
must be carried on the Telstra Internet Network.
Telstra charges for BACKCHANNEL traffic. If ABC were to datacast and as
the agreement seems to point, be forced to use only the Telstra Network for
traffic inbound and outbound, the outbound flow would without question be
far higher than the inbound and thus a BACKCHANNEL charge will apply.
This could turn out very costly to the ABC.