[LINK] Telstra's NBN bid rejected
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Mon Dec 15 21:40:14 EST 2008
At 12:29 PM Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
> 2008/12/15 Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au>:
>> I heard recently
> >from someone who knows this stuff that Telstra has installed a LOT of
>> technology that it hasn't turned on yet and at one time left it dark
>> until the govt [Howard] came up with a subsidy. The equipment was
>> ALREADY THERE. To me that's called fraud.]
> This was probably the ADSL2+ DSLAM roll out. The boxes were installed
> all over, but only activated for ADSL2+ speeds in exchanges where a
> competitor had installed a competing DSLAM. When the ALP were elected,
> Conroy sent a letter to Sol, which Sol claimed meant Telstra would not
> be required to wholesale the service under ACCC purview. They then
> turned all the ADSL2+ DSLAMs on in a few weeks.
Five years ago I was told that, when replacing old copper in my area,
Telstra installed both new copper and fibre. For details, see
<http://david.boxall.name/Phone1.html>. The fibre's still dark.
At 11:53 AM Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Don't know that the government has to level the playing field - they only have
> to make sure everyone has a playing field
The surest way to prevent predation is to dismember the potential
predator. Time to revisit structural separation?
David Boxall | All that is required
| for evil to prevail is
| for good men to do nothing.
| -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
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