[First filed: March 28, 2009 @ 12:45]
ED – The ACMA Media release which explains more is worth reading, including this bit:
- ACMA has formed the view that Bytecard has contravened the service provider rule which requires compliance with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) Scheme.
The TIO referred this matter to ACMA because Bytecard had failed to cooperate with the TIO in relation to two continuing matters. Both the TIO and ACMA have made attempts to encourage Bytecard to voluntarily comply with the TIO Scheme, without success.
‘It is the obligation of all members of the TIO Scheme to comply with the obligations established under the scheme as well as the legislation that governs the industry,’ said Chris Chapman, ACMA Chairman.
‘ACMA will pursue the appropriate enforcement options open to it in order to prevent Bytecard from continuing to contravene its regulatory obligations.’
UPDATED: The Canberra Times has a piece today on the CEO Brian Morris’s domestic and financial woes as his former hairdresser wife of 15 years takes him to the cleaners:
- Founder of Netspeed IT Connect Brian Morris has been ordered by the ACT Supreme Court not to dispose of the proceeds of the sale of a $4million property in Canberra’s south. He has also been ordered not to let his bank account balance dip to less than $400,000.
Lawyers for the 40-year-old businessman had to go to court this week for permission to pay a $230,000 credit card bill and more then $110,000 to federal communications authorities to stop them winding up one of his companies.
I can only dream of a $230,000 credit card bill, but after reading the story I shall never feel sympathy for small local ISP’s again.