Our alliance advocates strongly for real competition – To Legislators, Regulators and the Australian Public.

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small businesses

In short, Commpete submits that:

  • NBN Co’s entry into the enterprise market is good for competition and should be supported by the Joint Committee;

  • a write-down of the investment in NBN is both necessary and inevitable;

  • NBN Co’s wholesale service standards need to be regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), but that timely implementation of the ACCC’s proposals may require the introduction of some form of legislative obligation on NBN Co.;

  • NBN Co should not be combined with the InfraCo entity that is being established by Telstra as long as Telstra retains any equity interest in it.