Consider appointing Internode founder Simon Hackett to NBN Co's board
  • Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

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Malcolm Turnbull

Consider appointing Internode founder Simon Hackett to NBN Co's board

    1. Renai LeMay
    2. Petition by

      Renai LeMay

      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australia

Simon Hackett is one of the most respected executives in Australia’s telecommunications industry; a consummate technical and business professional who was instrumental in bringing broadband competition to an industry strangled by Telstra; an executive has a passion for, and interest in, virtually everything that NBN Co does and has been able to predict the outcomes of the company’s moves ahead of time, courageously voicing his opinion despite NBN Co and various politicians trying to shout him down.

It seems obvious that NBN Co's new refreshed board under a Coalition Government will feature executives from major telcos such as Telstra and Optus. However, there is also a strong argument that an executive who helped build competition to such massive telcos, and who has led innovation in the broadband industry for more than a decade, also should be considered for NBN Co's board.

More than anyone else in Australia's telecommunications industry, Simon Hackett groks broadband and the NBN, and should be on NBN Co's board.

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    • Luke Howell WARRIMOO, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      "strangled by telstra" more like F_______ by telstra. also what happened to fringe areas being serviced first, like the people on ADSL1 at an appalling speed of 150kbs and this is telstra because its "their" exchange.

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    • John McLean GARRAN, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      cos the australia needs nba

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    • jason carmichael MARYBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      a good internet is important for every1

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    • Andrew Greenlees DAPTO, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Australia needs communication services better than the current third world services we have.

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    • Chris Thomas PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Fairly significant investment. It should have someone of Simon's credibility on the board.

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