Why ? Why? Why?
Why would smaller providers have to fight across rival links ?
Why would the major telcos sell to minor providers when they could provide the same lower priced services ?
Why would government not legislate for the broad competitive landscape it wished for ?
Why do we allow the government to (instead) create such a slack situation in the first place ?
I'm still shocked that Macquarrie bank, when consulted by the Australian Labor party told them that you could not divide up Telstra. They obviously they did not consider getting an axe to it and chopping it into tranches. ! For a division, all that had to be done was to create a separate company and move assets and credit into it, providing credit as future paid rental on buildings and hardware if required. it would have been the retail arm called Telstra and the wholesale arm Telecom !!
Why did the Australian Labor party pay Telstra 11 billion dollars for such a decrepit bunch of wires in asbestos pits ?
Why do the Australian Liberals have to sell off everything whilst giving business tax breaks ? can't they see a great internet service would facilitate splendid business across it ?
Why aren't Australian streets paved with gold ?
why do more investors go overseas than invest in Australia
Why do many from those overseas countries invest in Australia instead of their own country ?
The answer are the same, forsaking value under their noses for/over their imagination and perceived immediate or short term gains.
That to really invest in Your Own Product takes time and effort that no one wants to spend on that because it is too risky,(though many will buy (Idiot) bit coin).
Everybody wants some one else to do it, and in Australia business negatively gears interest, depreciates capital assets and writes of losses so the citizens all pay it anyway as well as a premium on the price of the product or service we eventually get.
It was a grand idea that Kevin 07 Rudd had, but like Labor on most things it was in too much of a hurry (they are time greedy) and wanted to do everything all at once, Tony Abbott (Tony Yeah But!) and the far right Liberals are not Liberal but Republican in all but name and are frightened of their own shadows.
Malcolm (Ozemail) Turnbull is more a Liberal but is haveing to kiss those babies (in the party) or they'll run away and cry when it comes to voting.
We allow our politicians to affirm or swear allegiance to queen, country and the people (or two of the three) and then serve their party and it's members instead, who have not sworn allegiance to anyone but themselves.
Don't imagine any more evaluate, perceive, plan, decide and act. Build a better internet for this bloody country.
NBN = No Bloody Network