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 arguments raised by the telcos against a proposed monitoring regime don't add up. Unfortunately with the government backing a National Broadband Network, made up of a hodgepodge of fixed access technologies, it’s unlikely to be in a rush to support the ACCC.
The ACCC made a serious mistake when it gave in to the lobbying of the big telcos to increase the number of points of interconnect to the network from 4 to 121. NBN's efforts to remedy that wrong deserve support.