Submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on Regulatory Reform for 21st-Century Broadband

The government’s proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) will transform the wholesale market for broadband services.

This submission draws upon the BCA’s infrastructure and better regulation agendas to make a set of high-level recommendations on future regulation in the telecommunications sector.
 
The BCA is calling for the government to undertake a cost–benefit analysis of the NBN and to urgently complete the NBN implementation study, to provide clarity on the proposal and its likely impact on the market.

Any significant reform or regulation in the sector should be based on an assessment of the future state of competition in the market.
 
The submission argues that investment that raises the speed, quality and coverage of high speed broadband provision in Australia will contribute to innovation, productivity and economic growth in the coming decades.
 
Submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on Regulatory Reform for 21st-Century Broadband