[LINK] NBN and net neutrality principles

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Jan 10 11:09:24 AEDT 2010

At 11:46 AM 10/01/2010, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>My reading of NBN policy is that content and copyright issues are
>matters for retail operators, since the NBN is a Layer 2 wholesale-only
>So it's not in the debate because it's not the NBN's problem ...

That makes sense from a tunneled perspective of the build of the 
technical system, but as we all know, technical systems don't operate 
in a vacuum. I'll be interested if ACMA or any other govt agency, 
AGIMO???, is looking at the change in the overall system: governance, 
content, legal frameworks, etc. It would be nice if for once a hugely 
expensive government development actually had a richer [as in 
extensive] analysis than just 'build it and then we'll see' approach. 
However, considering the lack of a Business Plan to start the thing, 
I somehow doubt it to be the case.


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