tomk at unwired.com.au
Fri Apr 20 22:00:31 EST 2012
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Ross Kelso
> Sent: Friday, 20 April 2012 11:05 AM
> To: link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> Subject: [LINK] FTTP/FTTN
> We have yet to see the detail of the Coalition's plan, but if
> it is to include the continued existence of HFC-delivered
> broadband (which I guess it would since Turnbull frequently
> talks about the current broadband delivery of such
> infrastructure) then a possible plan could exclude FTTN from
> areas currently covered by HFC networks (Telstra/Optus) and
> hence there would be far fewer FTTN nodes required? This of
> course would necessitate a Coalition government leaning on
> the ACCC to 'declare' these HFC networks to be 'open' - in
> the current climate this should be a doozy, but for those who
> recall the mid 1990s the ACCC signally failed to do so,
> arguing that the (ISP) industry didn't ask them to act accordingly.
Umm, that's not quite true. The ACCC would be incorrect.
Both Stewart Fist and I made significant presentations on the necessity
of opening the Copper and HFC networks to all ISP's.
I'm pretty sure I was an ISP at the time and on the BSEG advisory
But then one would need to see when the ACC received a mandate to manage
that part of competitive commerce to understand why they claim that
ISP's didn't lobby them in 1995 and 1996 and 1997...
At the time, almost every Canberra Department was claiming jurisdiction
over the industry...
And we almost became Television Stations rather than Carriers.
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