In a drastic first for Telstra in recent times, one of its own websites now confesses: Telstra is blocking high speed broadband.
See the full details on the poll on the website: http://www.nowwearetalking.com.au/Home/Default.aspx
Down the corner, click Telstra, press submit, tell your friends.
Here’s why Telstra’s blocking high speed broadband in Australia.
They have ADSL2+ in several national exchanges.
They can turn it on by simply flicking the switch nationally.
Regulations aren’t stopping them turning on ADSL2+ at all, and the ACCC Chairman, Graeme Samuel even admitted to giving it in writing.
Telstra did not write the ACCC.
Graeme Samuel, still not happy with the continued whinging at his department, wrote a draft letter for Telstra to sign and send off.
Telstra did not seemingly send that off.
Now, how is anyone else holding back faster broadband services for Australians, when clearly, Telstra and its greedy pig shareholders are the ones at the root of it all, claiming they’ll sue if the copper network is taken away from them, and won’t provide FTTN unless regulations are removed (that encourage competition), and they get an agreement on a price of at least $82 -90.00.
The G9 proposal was $45 for a high speed port, $15 for basic access, so the total for the provider to get a customer serviced with phone and net would be $60.
How’s that not blocking high speed broadband for Australians? They basically are holding it all gridlocked.
I do remind others that in visiting Now We Are Talking (Trash), you’ll be exposed to a lot of rubbish, like, lies that the ACCC stand in the way of Australian’s getting fast broadband, that’s not the case. The ACCC are there to protect us from being screwed over from a monopoly. It’s their job, they do it well.
I’ll set the record straight now too. I don’t have an issue for companies to make profits, but when they make profits and restrict competition, and Australian’s are forced to use or go without, the ACCC should be a lot more closely examining the deal, and ensuring no other offer exists that protects consumers interests and is better for the consumers wallets.
That’s the key point.
When Telstra come to the party with $50 FTTN port costs, maybe we’ll start considering it. Otherwise, they can simply sit back, let the G9 do their ideal job, of providing the national broadband infrastructure at prices consumers can see as reasonable- and they’d be making a 12% ROI. That’s a lot of money when you look at $4.1bn, Telstra shareholders should be angered that the money won’t be reaching them due to the stupidity of Telstra’s management, because they are being greedy in the face of an offer that is likely to gain more ground!
Oh well, they lose, 20 million consumers win. Seems fine to me :). If that fails, we can always risk Labor for a few years. Not that I would prefer that, as we have a great budget running for the nation now, but if it has to, so be it. I want faster upload speeds, cheaper rates, and innovation. Telstra aren’t the ones to deliver that.