David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Apr 10 14:21:33 AEST 2009

It looks like, in no small part, we have Telstra to thank for the NBN 
going FTTH.

On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 at 17:42:19 +1000 George Bray wrote:
> KGB Interrogation : Stephen Conroy
> <http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/KGB-INTERROGATION-Stephen-Conroy-pd20090409-QWVYH?OpenDocument&src=srch>
 From that article:
> [Conroy] ... what level of compensation would Telstra demand for 
> cutting the copper and how long the legal case would take to actually 
> resolve. Those were significant factors and no estimate that I’ve ever 
> seen was below $20 billion in terms of cutting the copper.
> So, if you looked at the spend, most conceded that fibre-to-the-node 
> would be somewhere between $10 billion and $15 billion, but probably 
> at the $15 billion end, rather than the $10 billion. Then, if you 
> added on top of that $20 billion-plus for compensation, well then why 
> would you build a fibre-to-the-node network when you could build a 
> fibre-to-the-home network without having to pay Telstra any money and 
> actually delivering a far superior outcome for the Australian community?

David Boxall | Drink no longer water,
| but use a little wine
| for thy stomach's sake ...
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