Australia says NBN viable without Telstra

Thursday 6 May 2010 | 09:29 CET | News
The Australian government released the National Broadband Network Implementation Study, outlining plans for financing and building the new network. Prepared by McKinsey & Company and KPMG, the report offers the government 84 recommendations on the technology, financing, ownership, policy framework and market structure of the NBN. Stephen Conroy, minister for communications, said in a statement that the report shows the government does not need the participation of incumbent Telstra in order to roll out the NBN. While infrastructure-sharing and commercial cooperation with other operators would

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