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Telecoms competition on a downhill slide in America

That is what happens when you base your telecommunications policies on the wrong foundations. The problems with the telecommunications industry in America go back to 1996, when the FCC decided that broadband in America should be classified as internet (being … Continue reading

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Smart budget – potential for smart developments

Will this be the turnaround for the government that many of us hoped for when Malcolm Turnbull took over from Tony Abbott? While politics remains politics, and governments remain governments, the tone of this Budget is completely different from the … Continue reading

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The broadband tax

From the moment this suggestion was first mooted I was strongly opposed to the broadband tax that the government proposed in December 2016.  It will slam around $7 per month on fixed broadband subscriptions, making the price broadband services in … Continue reading

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Sunshine for NBN – but storm clouds ahead

If we take the politics, the disappointment about the second-rate infrastructure, and the wholesale/competition issues out of it, then there is no doubt that NBN Co is now in a good place with the rollout of its multi-technology mix broadband … Continue reading

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Flawed NBN structure undermines competition

Bevan Slattery’s scathing attack on ACCC boss Rod Sims in CommsDay might be a reflection of the attacker’s towering personality but he most certainly has a point. When the government changed the NBN policy from full fibre to mixed technology … Continue reading

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