The Price of Competition

Last April NBNCo chief Bill Morrow floated the idea that a levy should be charged to infrastructure competitors to subsidise the cost of broadband delivery to regional Australia. Last month Malcolm Turnbull said he thought it was a good idea.

This week on CrossTalk we look at the idea and other ways to meet the cost of regional coverage, including a broader industry levy, auctioning of access rights or moving the expense onto the federal budget.

The pros and cons are discussed with:
Prof. Stephen King, Professor of Economics at Monash University
David Havyatt, former Special Adviser to Senator Stephen Conroy
Dean Lockwood, Director at Telco7
Andrew Franz, engineer, project manager and software developer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to top