[LINK] Labor commits to $4.5b high-speed Internet network

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Mar 23 10:44:16 AEDT 2007

At 12:53 PM 22/03/2007, someone wrote:
>>The Federal Labor leader Kevin Rudd has pledged more than $4.5 
>>billion to build a nationwide Internet broadband network. ...

There was a question to Happy Helen on Nightline: is your objection 
that if the ALP does this, there will once again be a publicly owned 
telecom company?

She didn't answer.

What I wanted him to ask was: what will happen when this goes in and 
all the voice calls shift to VoIP services and away from the Telstra 
owned central offices/switches? (maybe I have this wrong about 
Telstra 'ownership'?) Will cheap phone calls of huge numbers, not the 
pittance at the moment, be regulated against to prop up Telstra?


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