hairy1: Isn't Chorus owned by Telecom? ;-)
scorpiworld: +1 for using the correct name 'Chorus', unlike the mis-informed media who still believe Telecom won the contract. :)
Mushdaba: Love or hate Telecom, I guess that they were always the smartest choice in regards to constructing the majority of the UFB. As previously stated, had they not won, they most likely would've built their own, competing network. And the fact that they have a whole heap of the infrastructure already in place, whoever did get the UFB contract would have already been behind the eight ball.
I think it's in their best interests to do a decent job of it, lest they repeat mistakes of the past and become permanently tainted as simply useless.
stevenz: So are TelstraClear still going to cry about it?
hairy1: Would any ISP insiders here (Snap, WXC...) be able to give a rough retail ballpark we as consumers could expect to pay based on the wholesale pricing? Not looking for any firm figures but based on past history.....