Really? You don't think anyone seriously gearing up to connect to the NBN has enough resource to do that in parallel? Do you think the ISPs are actually going to be digging the trenches themselves?
Who are we talking about here?
iiNet - Michael is focused on building his company to be the biggest ISP in Australia. He sold his New Zealand interests to Vodafone.
TPG - Also interested in being a big Australian player and going after iiNet.
Internode - purchased/merged with iiNet last year.
Optus - Owned by Singtel. Already own a 40% share in SCCN.
Telstra - Just pulled out of New Zealand, selling its interests to Vodafone.
Ok I just accounted for 80% of the Australian market, so who are you talking about?
Think you skipped Eftel.