Telstra Statement On Opel Termination

< BACK TO TELECOMMUNICATION starstarstarstarstar   Science - Telecommunication Press Release
2nd April 2008, 01:55pm - Views: 476





Science Telecommunication Telstra 1 image


Telstra’s national media inquiry line is 1300 769 780 and the Telstra Media Centre is



For news, views and discussion on telecommunications in Australia see 



2 April, 2008








087/2008



Telstra statement on OPEL termination


Telstra Country Wide® Group Managing Director, Mr Geoff Booth, today welcomed the

decision by the new Federal Government to terminate the Broadband Connect

Infrastructure Funding granted to the SingTel Optus/Elders joint venture OPEL.

Mr Booth said it was a commonsense decision as the OPEL plan failed to meet the

fundamental requirements of the funding and would have done nothing to increase the

availability of broadband access in rural and remote Australia.

"The previous Government's decision was made as a result of poor process and delivered

little for regional Australia.

"It’s now time to put this mess behind us and move on. Telstra, the Federal Government

and the industry as a whole need to look forward and come up with a realistic and

achievable holistic solution for getting broadband to all Australians with 21st century

technology."

As a result of the Federal Government's decision Telstra's legal proceedings to access

documents relevant to the previous Government's decision on the Broadband Connect

tender will now come to an end.



Telstra Media Contact:

Jeremy Mitchell

Tel:  (02) 8293 2340 

Mbl: 0438 205 416






news articles logo NEWS ARTICLES
Contact News Articles |Remove this article