NBN agreement not just good for Telstra

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Yesterday's $11 billion non-binding financial agreement will give NBN Co access to Telstra's communications network and duct structure. This is not just good for Telstra - it is good for the nation.

Why? Well, there are two main reasons. First, the previous federal government handed Telstra shareholders an investment dud by selling the telco on the basis of blind ideology. The lack of forethought about the resulting industry structure not only hindered the deployment and take-up of new technologies, but it locked in old technologies and prevented innovation - both in infrastructure and the use of high bandwidth technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationABC The Drum Unleashed
PublisherAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2010


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