- Jul 22, 2003
well they can refund the taxpayer ...But why must the ISPs pay for something that the taxpayer built????
unfortunately Telkom's answer is likely to be to simply not behave competitively at all - if they are going to have as much **** doing the right thing as doing evil then they will adopt a course that keeps the shareprice up even if it destroys their underlying value and holds broadband back.telkom's answer to the investigation: .!..
Everybody was aware that IPC prices would be cut - its built into the Comp Comm settlementCould it be possible that TI was aware of Telkoms plan to cut IPC prices by 15% this year and factored that in when changing prices last year?
The asked for a look to be had on the 17th - that is fine and well - but when you consider that all of the data is available through the regulatory information reporting it is largely redundant. Add to that the fact that there is a dispute resolution procedure in the settlement agreement (busy trying to get my hands on it) and the threat is not so veiled. TG will shaft TI or Hershaw and the boys will make life difficult, if they go that route whichever ISPs go with it will loose my support.What's the problem here? These ISPs have expressed their concern to the Competition Commission over a price cut that does not entirely make sense to them how Telkom Internet pulled it off, since all of these other companies which are in the same field and should have similar input costs are finding it nonsensical. They're NOT lodging a formal complaint, they're just asking the CC to have a cursory look to see if they're correctly maintaining their financial separation as required.