iiNet refuses to sign up to 'appalling' NBN

AUSTRALIA'S third biggest internet service provider iiNet has refused to sign up to the National Broadband Network's new wholesale agreement, blaming the company's "appalling delivery record".

The wholesale deal gives internet service providers (ISPs) the right to sell NBN services to customers, and outlines the terms and prices under which the Federal Government-owned company will supply fibre-to-the-premises and wireless internet services to the companies.

NBN Co says that after two years of negotiations 27 companies, including Telstra and Optus, have signed the deal, which takes effect from March 1.

However, iiNet says it is refusing to sign up because NBN regularly meets less than 80 per cent of its new connection commitments to iiNet customers.

The ISP's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby says the proposed wholesale deal would make iiNet responsible for NBN Co's failures.

Read more at ABC News Online.


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