There’s a lot of debate around at the moment regardin FTTN (Fibre to the node) and who will build it and who’s going to get it and who’s going to pay for it and how it will roll out. There are two camps, one being Telstra, the current owner of most if not all the infrastructure, and the G9, a group/consortium of IAPs who are attempting to prevent further monopolising by Telstra.
The CEO of Internode (my ISP), Simon Hackett, has posted on his personal website, his take on whats really going on.
Read it here. Its extremely enlightening.