[LINK] Telstra dummy-spit on NBN & structural separation

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sun Oct 26 10:08:13 EST 2008


<http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/agribusiness-and-general/general/two-tussle-on-the-broadband-network/1340541.aspx>
Geoff Booth, managing director of Telstra Country Wide is reported as 
saying:
> "We cannot submit a tender, we will not submit a tender … people think we're playing a bluff here, but I spoke to the chairman yesterday, and the CEO this morning, and the message is clear: we will not bid if separation is not taken off the table."

TERRiA chairman Michael Egan is reported to have responded:
> "We're arguing that the National Broadband Network should be completely independent of any existing retailer, or even upstream user like a media company or content provider,"

I'm with Egan.

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