[LINK] > More high-speed broadband after Government removes roadblock

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Wed Feb 6 17:04:37 EST 2008


Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>
>> "This simple act of the new Government unlocks the potential of 
>> high-speed broadband for households and businesses around Australia, 
>> enabling more people to fully participate in remote education, send 
>> or receive x-rays and medical files, rapidly download videos or run 
>> their business without sacrificing time with their families.
>
> <http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media/announcements_article.cfm?ObjectID=41677> 
>
What spin!. Reading through Minister Conroy's announcement and letter at 
http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/2008/007, it seems 
fairly clear to me that:

a) the 'simple act' of the government was simply to write a beg-letter,
b) the ACCC position hasn't changed
c) on the strength of the public letter, the main activity is that 
Telstra changed its mind on enabling ADSL2+ - which they could have done 
12 months ago.








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