Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
The Vertigan NBN panel's first report was expected to shake the foundations of NBN Co but it's steady as she goes for the moment. However, there's plenty here to suggest what might be in store for the NBN.
Saddling telcos with the costs of cracking down on online piracy will not only fail to work but will see internet bills rise for Australians who are already being badly ripped off for consuming digital content.
The panel conducting the independent cost-benefit analysis and regulatory review of the NBN is set to deliver its report to the Coalition. So what will it contain? And more importantly, what will be missing?