What Happened With The NBN This Week?

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

ISPs want the ACCC to play a bigger role in regulating the NBN, while Julia Gillard loves high-speed medicine more than she loves gay marriage. It’s all here in this week’s NBN wrap.

• iiNet, Optus and Vodafone are all reluctant to sign final wholesale contract for the NBN — not because they don’t like the idea, but because they want to be sure the ACCC has sufficient powers to regulate it. Now what experience could possibly have led them to think that a monopoly provider might not treat wholesalers? I’ll give you a clue: it starts with T. [AustralianIT]

• Julia Gillard’s opening speech at the ALP’s National Conference made lots of reference to the benefits of the NBN, particularly its medical applications. All very worthy, but probably not going to be reported widely, I suspect. [Twitter]

• It will likely be decades before it happens, but consideration of how to privatise the NBN has already begun. I’m not sure they’ve made enough allowance for what happens when insects take over the planet though. [iTWire]

• NBNCo opened up its Melbourne operations centre for the world to see. What the world got to see was a lot of glass, some racks, some trucks and Senator Stephen Conroy. [ARN]