[LINK] Keep or sell or ditch, when faced by definite loss of monopoly of resources

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Apr 10 14:35:24 AEST 2009

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 at 00:00:04 +1000 Phillip Musumeci wrote:

> I don't know if it will be possible for the NBN to do deals with willing
> sellers of existing high bandwidth elements
> [Conroy] ... the final cost of the network will be dependent on the 
> discussions that will take place between ourselves and Telstra, and 
> ourselves and Optus, and ourselves and Nextgen, and ourselves and 
> TransAct, and ourselves and AAPT and ourselves and Optus, and anyone 
> else who wants to have discussion with us about whether they’d like to 
> invest in the NBN. Now, what I mean by invest is for an equity 
> contribution from us, they may not want to roll their fibre assets 
> into the network.
The government, it seems, is willing to consider "fibre assets" in lieu 
of financial contributions to the NBN.

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