Kev the Broadband Builder

Summary:Is the NBN announcement a good thing? The industry at large seems to say yes. The Opposition is less sold on the idea, as you'll hear from Nick Minchin.

You'd have to have been living under a rock to have not heard this week's broadband announcement. During one of his rare visits to this country, Kevin Rudd said his government has ditched the NBN tender process and, instead, the government will build its own fibre-to-the-home solution as a private-public partnership.

So is this a good thing? The industry at large seems to say yes. The Opposition is less sold on the idea, as you'll hear from Nick Minchin.

Here's the line-up of guests on this week's Twisted Wire:

  • Simon Hackett, MD of Internode
  • Senator Nick Minchin, shadow communications minister
  • Anne Hurley, CEO of the Communications Alliance
  • Ravi Bhatia, CEO of Primus

Is it a realistic proposal? Will it be built? Are you annoyed by the delays? Add comments on what you hear in the Talkback section.

Topics: Broadband, NBN, Optus, Telcos, Telstra

About

Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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