[LINK] ABC seeks law ensuring free content on broadband
adrian at creative.net.au
Mon Sep 7 16:28:00 AEST 2009
Is that -any- publicly funded content? What about community funded
content? What about non-profit funded content, etc?
Sounds like a fun line to blur. :)
On Mon, Sep 07, 2009, David Boxall wrote:
> Given that some ISP's evidently can't add up:
> <http://david.boxall.id.au/bluemaxx/timeline.html#20090820>, how are
> they going to cope with not charging for bandwidth to access some content?
> > *THE ABC has called on the federal government to pass laws ensuring
> > consumers won't have to pay to access any publicly funded content
> > carried on the planned national broadband network, a measure that
> > would give it a huge advantage over its commercial rivals.*
> > As the federal government would contribute a large share of the cost
> > of building the network and keep a major stake in it for at least five
> > years, the NBN company should be legislatively obliged to carry the
> > ABC's online media content and other public services for free, ABC
> > managing director Mark Scott said in a recent submission on regulating
> > the new network.
> > Australia's two big internet providers, Telstra and Optus, oppose
> > lifting download charges for publicly funded internet content, which
> > they see as threatening their own walled-garden content offerings.
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