The following came into the info (at) nznog email address.  Usually such things make their way to the recycle bin (it used to be the deleted, but we've gone PC /and/ green).  This one looked like it might be of interest to someone and possibly even on topic for the list, so if it is something of interest to you please contact the person directly.

If I'm wrong please flame me without regard for my feelings (as feeling are definitely off topic :^)


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Academic Study - Telephone Interview
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:54:33 +1300
From: Juan Gan <ganju908 (at)>
To: info (at)


My name is Juan-Jim Gan and I am a student at the University of Otago. I
am currently conducting a study on the Telecommunication Policymaking in
New Zealand &#9472; specifically dealing with issues of the LLU (Local
Loop Unbundling). While conducting my research, I stumbled upon NZNOG - an
online community of network operators, predominantly in the Internet and
Online Services area. This study could benefit from getting feedback from
people within this community (people who are either directly or indirectly
related to the LLU).

I would like to ask for your permission to talk to someone from this
community [via a short telephone interview] with regards to their view on
the LLU. The participant could be anyone with an interest in the LLU.

Information gathered from this interview could be very valuable for my
study on the LLU. I would really appreciate it if you [or anyone from the
community] agree to participate in this study. Participation in this study
is entirely voluntary and you may choose not to participate or to withdraw
your consent to be in the study, for any reason, at any time. Materials
gathered from this interview will not be published.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact me via
e-mail to arrange a suitable time to conduct the interview. My supervisor,
Dr. Michael Bourk will be supervising this study. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Dr Bourk. Dr
Bourk could be contacted on 03 – 479 5751 or via email at
Michael.bourk (at) Your involvement in this study would be greatly

Thank you,

Juan-Jim Gan

Netspace Services Limited
Phone +64 4 917 8098  
Mobile +64 21 246 2266  
Level One, 220 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon
PO Box 12-082, Thorndon, Wellington 6004, New Zealand