Telstra Prepares To Lash Out Over Broadband Policy

Law360, New York (May 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Angry over the Australian antitrust regulator’s perceived interference, Telstra has threatened to fight back with an advertising campaign criticizing the Australian government’s broadband regulatory policy.

On Wednesday, the telecommunications giant revealed that it intends to start a public relations blitz lambasting the federal government for backing out of a tentative agreement to establish a $4 billion high-speed broadband network.

The plan would have provided high-speed Internet and additional services, including video-on-demand, to 4 million businesses and residences, and would have added new fiber cables between telephone...
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