Aust government could face A$80b broadband compo claim

The federal government could face a compensation claim of more than $80 billion if Telstra is forced to provide the company that builds the national broadband network access to its existing infrastructure, reports Fairfax Digital.In a letter to shareholders on Thursday, Telstra chief Sol Trujillo said the company would move on after its expulsion from the multi-billion dollar project’s tender process this week.Telstra’s exclusion has left three bidders – Optus, Canadian outfit Axia and a syndicate of Australian businessmen called Acacia – in the running to roll out the network.To read this Fairfax Digital report in full, see www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/12/18/1229189787944.html or www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/12/18/1229189787944.html.Telstra NBN compo could hit $80bn
The Government could face a compensation claim of more than $80 billion if Telstra is forced to provide access to its infrastrure.
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24822692-15306,00.html

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