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iiNet wants more control over NBN speeds

Stephanie McDonald | May 9, 2013
iiNet’s Steve Dalby has called for more control for RSPs on the NBN to create their own plans for the network based on different speeds and not just what NBN Co offers.

"Certainly Mr Turnbull's comments are welcome. If the Coalition gets into government and if they decide to give direction to NBN Co along those lines, then we'd be pretty comfortable with that," Dalby said.

"I've got to say, not all RSPs are capable of designing and offering a product of their own, so there may still be room for a pre-determined product, but for those that are capable of designing their own products and operating their own networks, then I think we'd prefer that."

Dalby said he has previously raised the issue with NBN Co.

"Their response on most things is take it or leave it. They're working to a political master ... [and] those sorts of speeds are political decisions -- they're not NBN Co decisions ... There is an opportunity for an incoming government to have a different view," he said.

 

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