[LINK] National Broadband Network - except it's not national.

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri May 7 11:13:44 AEST 2010

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> On 6/05/2010 4:30 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> So the NBN is not "a contiguous national network". It's a collection of
>> regional hubs connected to access points (homes and business) with
>> backhaul to provide connectivity where it has not been commercially
>> viable. (see page 29, Exhibit 1-7)
> Of course, if Telstra came to the party and joined up the regional hubs, 
> then we would have a true National Network.
> But the government claims that it doesn't need Telstra. But without 
> Telstra, or other service providers, they haven't got a National Network.


 From what I've heard there is a lot of capacity in the
trunks and pricing is competitive. So, the NBN doesn't need
to go there.

The position the NBN, under direction from the minister,
seemed to have was they would provide  access AND
competition where there is none. Presumeably that rules out
them buying telstra's reticulation.

Ofcourse what is problematic with the whole NBN thing is the
commitment to the optical fibre. Note, this is just my view
not the findings of a $25million dollar study.

I also caught a snippet suggesting a 10 year ROI/pay back 
the loan?

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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