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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a draft five-year communications sector review. The report comes as policy-makers hint at major changes to the NBN’s financing and wholesale pricing.


  • Tensions within the NBN policy framework are coming to a head. This will result in a corporate refinancing and a repricing of NBN Co's wholesale services to prevent a retail price surge.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the weaknesses of Australia's current NBN policy framework.
  • Describes how the internal contradictions of this policy framework are likely to be resolved.

Key questions answered

  • What is behind the crisis in Australia's NBN wholesale pricing model?
  • What steps need to be taken to resolve this crisis?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Australia's NBN policy framework is unravelling
  • Action is needed to avoid RSP disruption
  • A comprehensive policy solution is required


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