It may appear to be getting ahead of current NBN Progress. Completion keeps being pushed back 2020 last time I looked. Both major parties in Federal Parliament have said very little about the prospects or NBN sale.
One Telco Expert’s advice on Selling the NBN - FUTURE GOVERNMENTS URGED to DELAY SELLING NBN Co
It’s difficult to know what questions to ask and even more difficult to discover many of the answers.
There is a consumer choice to go into the next federal election accepting that the NBN will be sold. To trust in the ghost of Robert Menzies or memories of consensus politics. Or to ask that as consumers to be properly informed of the issues and positions of each major contender before we vote.
I’m suggesting this topic as a place to collect separately from all the other NBN related topics:
- What consumer protections should come with the future NBN ownership?
- Should the NBN sale be split up, if so how and what are the likely consumer consequences?
- In the future NBN world (for each premise connection most notably) how will maintenance and upgrades be prioritised and costed?
- What will the future Customer Service Guarantee provide if at all it remains?
5, Should the NBN or part of the NBN even be sold into private ownership, as per the mandate of the current government?
Are there concerns that the outcomes will not be equitable, that there will be government legislated outcomes granted with the conditions of sale that limit consumer protections, and that consumers will be separated into different classes of service limiting access to competition as well as opportunity?