[LINK] Re: [Oz-ISP] Priums to undercut ISDN rates of $4000 a year
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:14:56 +1030
You're claiming such requirements either existed or currently exist.
I'm not aware of any such requirements, or of any such requirements
ever having existed, in the pursuit of a carrier license.
Please be specific - what parts of the law or the ACA's guidelines
are you referring to - all of this is publically available, so a
specific reference to a URL or other data source would help here.
Perhaps you are thinking of the Universal Service Obligation (USO)
requirements attached to being a carrier (which constitute a tax on
all carriers which is paid to Telstra for alleged money-loosing
installations of The Standard Telephone Service in rural and remote
The only license condition which applies to that is agreeing to pay
your deemed share of this carriers-only tax, which is based on your
eligible revenue - no requirement to actually do Regional and Rural
development yourself, just to pay Telstra to claim to have done it.
Lets kill this thread unless you're referring to some specific item
of legislation or carrier license application process that you can
specifically quite, rather than something you think is in there but
can't prove, and I certainly don't recall coming across when I
successfully obtained a license.
[and, again, I think carrots work better than sticks - I happen to be
strongly interested in regional development of carrier
infrastructure: see http://www.agile.com.au/pres_071299.htm for
details. But I am doing that because we, as a company, care about it,
not because we're being forced to]
At 2:48 PM +1000 29/2/00, Adam Todd wrote:
>At 09:39 29/02/00 +1030, Simon Hackett wrote:
> >At 8:03 PM +1000 27/2/00, Adam Todd wrote:
> >>I thought, and it still is, that a condition of a Carrier licence was
> >>Regional and Rural development.
> >Incorrect. Some of us are doing it anyway, but it's not a condition
> >of the license (and doesn't make a whole lot of sense for it to be a
> >condition of the license - better to use carrots, rather than sticks,
> >in this realm IMHO)
>So the requirements of Rural Infrastructure in a Carrier licenc submission
>are no longer relevant? Now that's possibly something one could sue the
>Email "unsubscribe aussie-isp" to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed.
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