Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Strange Silence

The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has published the submissions received by the closing date (which had been extended).

The list is noteworthy for the absence of Telstra amongst the submitters. Is this because they feel they don't need to as they are in "the box seat", because they decided that to submit to an opposition committee might raise the Minister's disapproval or because they still can't really figure out their own strategy on the NBN bid.

Telstra will spin it as a version of one or two, but I wouldn't be really surprised if it is number three.

Telstra's difficulty remains that they have a position of not wanting any money from the Government but probably can't make the commitment on the 98% build on their own.

A very tricky dilemma.

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