"Pricing for the wholesale fibre/mobile rural network would be on an equivalence basis, meaning competitors must be offered the same wholesale deal as Telecom and Vodafone's retail operations."
My take on that statement means that pricing will be set based on reversing the retail price linked to their stated retail profits based on the services they choose to provide.
So: They choose to deliver 5mbits to customers for say $10/month...
They then claim the retail profit is 4% - So wholesale cost is $9.60 per 5mbit link with 50Mbytes of data on it.
I then say I want to push a 100mbit link up the valley, so they factor the fact that my link can carry 4TB of data per 12mbits of link.
So then reverse all the math between 4TB/12mbit*100mbits (you get where this math is going....)
No. I want to see a price for putting the AP on the tower per the build costs per the govt funding and the same for a dark fibre.
I do not want to be subject to having to cost my services on some expensive 1+N kit when I can use a cheap $150 dollar media convert just fine to deliver my service.
I'd also like to see these figures in the public space before the deal is signed off so people can comment on what's on offer.
I tend to agree at present with what FF are saying about a lack of confidence that farmers are going to see anything better being delivered than what the city had 5 years go.
I want to see concrete commitments, designs and pricing.