Making it up as they go along?

Summary:At the start of the year it looked like we were heading towards a fibre-to-the-node broadband network with very little talk about a separated Telstra. How the world has changed!

At the start of the year it looked like we were heading towards a fibre-to-the-node broadband network with very little talk about a separated Telstra. How the world has changed!

The year ends with a lot of questions. What prompted the sudden announcement of fibre to the premises? Do we need to spend all this money if Telstra is split up?

The biggest question is, has the government been making it all up as it goes along? How cohesive is its strategy given the moving goalposts?

This week on Twisted Wire we go through the year's events, including soundbites from previous editions of the program, and with extra commentary from analyst Kevin Morgan and Internode head Simon Hackett.

Next time: 7 January — industry predictions for 2010.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, 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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