Submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

The submission argues that realising potential benefits from fixed and wireless broadband services requires a competitive and efficient communications sector that provides accessible and high-quality broadband products at least cost to consumers.

The government’s current policy settings should demonstrably achieve these aims, specifically by undertaking a cost–benefit analysis of the NBN investment and by assessing and reporting on NBN Co’s compliance with the government’s competition policy.

Other factors the inquiry should consider include incentives under Australia’s regulatory frameworks to invest in complementary technology products, and the capacity of organisations to adopt new communications technologies in their production processes and consumer offerings.

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications on the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network