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- Broadband end game?
- Doogue, Geraldine; Given, Jock
- It's been a very long time coming but it now appears that the dream of a national broadband network might become a reality. Yesterday was the deadline for the 5 million dollar bond companies must pay for the right to lodge a tender to build the network. There are a number of likely bidders---including of course Telstra, Optus and Terria---which is the name that's been given to the consortium formerly known as G9. The deadline for tenders is 12 weeks, although the clock won't start ticking until Telstra has made public documentation relating to the existing network. But, as far as we can tell, the winning bidder should be known by sometime in August or September, and that party will join with the government in co-funding this $10 billion plus piece of infrastructure.
- Publication type
- Media interview
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- 'Saturday Extra', presented by Geraldine Doogue, 24 May 2008
- Publication year
- Access; Australia; Broadband; Communications technologies; Internet; Optus; Technical infrastructure; Telstra; Terria
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2008 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
- Additional information
- Podcast of an interview that aired on the ABC Radio National program 'Saturday Extra' on 24 May 2008. Presented by Geraldine Doogue.