On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 11:05, Joe Abley wrote:
On 28 May 2004, at 16:01, Juha Saarinen wrote:
Joe Abley wrote:
There are alternatives to handing money to telcos
which don't involve
regulation. Routing around damage promotes innovation. Wrapping
everything up in regulation stifles it.
True. Imagine if the ComCom had a go at peering.
Not sure how you'd route around two providers that "own" the vast
majority of NZ's Internet connectivity though.
If it was obvious, it wouldn't be called "innovation" :-)
So an act of faith is your best suggestion. :-)
Something a bit more determinative might be called for.
A "please explain" from the telco commissioner would be a good
start...followed up by more intrusive scrutiny from the relevant
Minister into the precise requirements claimed in the response to the
request for explanation.
Telcos may back off rather than have their internals laid out in public
to justify the unacceptable.