What is your opinion on the best high level deployment model in terms of multiple ISPs/lines companies/telcos deploying fibre?
It seems to me that there are some examples where fibre is being deployed by an ISP for their sole use (Telecom, other ISP pilots eg WxC and I'm sure others too), or in conjunction with a single ISP (eg Northpower & TelstraClear, although that seems to be just an initial agreement to get someone on board).
Has there been any/much dialogue over national deployment strategies? Seems as though there is a risk of ending up with a bunch of different networks all around the place with micro-monopolies and different technologies.
Fibre can be redeployed by changing the equipment at the ends and junctions I suppose, but what are your thoughts on companies just going for it gung-ho?
Particularly, do you favour a commercial open (ISP) access and peering model similar to Citylink or something else, like 'FibreCo' maybe?
Perhaps this is what political parties should be focusing on rather than making bold promises?
What are everyone's thoughts?