[LINK] Samuel throws down broadband gauntlet

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Jul 31 22:47:16 AEST 2006

Samuel throws down broadband gauntlet

> Discussion behind closed doors of Australia's broadband future must  
> cease, says competition watchdog chairman Graeme Samuel.
> "Telstra must lay out what it proposes," the chairman of the  
> Australian Competition and Consumer Commission told an Internet  
> Industry Association meeting yesterday.
> Mr Samuel added that the same applied to the so-called Group of  
> Nine telecommunications carriers, led by Optus, which had said it  
> was interested in providing a similar network.
> The ACCC has been in complex discussions with Telstra on its fibre  
> to the node (FTTN) broadband proposals since March.
> Insiders say most of the complex technical issues of pricing an IP  
> (internet protocol) network have been agreed. What remains is  
> agreement with the ACCC on what constitutes a reasonable regulatory  
> regime for FTTN. In practical terms, that means considering the  
> cost of the network and its maintenance and what Telstra can charge  
> for wholesale access by third-party carriers.

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