Poll: Will the structural separation of Telstra be beneficial to the Australian public

The Federal Government has overcome it's biggest challenge so far with Telstra's deal with the NBN Co

This week, an agreement was made between Telstra and the NBN Co on the telco’s involvement with the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The deal, labelled a Financial Heads of Agreement deal, will see Telstra migrate its voice and broadband customers to the NBN, while decommissioning its copper network and cable broadband service. The question, however, is whether a structural separation of Telstra - which the Federal Government has proposed for some time - will be beneficial to Australians.

(Let us know what you think in our new poll)

Results from last week’s poll are in, answering the question: Was Australia's first Twitter political debate a successful substitute for the traditional face-to-face format?

Yes, I think it has introduced a new era in democracy 0%

Yes, I found it engaging, informative, and refreshing. I'd follow it next time 0%

I'm indifferent, I think it is neither better or worse than the face-to-face format 10%

No, I think it's too easy and gives licence to politicians to copy and paste from pre-prepared information, or screen questions 30%

No, I think it was a complete waste of time, I didn't benefit from it at all 60%

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