Epic Win: Australian Government to force wholesale separation of Telstra
This is so much win. It’s win x 1000.
I don’t believe I’ve been more excited about a Government decision for a very long time.
Did I say win already?
Structural separation, as I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ve always argued is the only solution. Telstra retail and wholesale must be split for the common good. If we have the capacity to provide 100mbps connections in capital cities now, it SHOULD BE PROVIDED NOW, not in a year or two when Telstra decides to use it to undermine the competition.
Solution: structural separation of Telstra. Tax breaks to those offering true high speed internet access. Consider making internet access a tax deduction (which I think in part the Government is already doing)
If Labor came out and promised this tomorrow (and dropped their ISP level censorship policy) I might even go a spend a couple of hours handing out for them at the polling booth come election day, and that from a 12 year member of the Liberal Party and former Liberal staffer. Here?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s hoping, certainly the ALP is making all the right noises for the IT vote.