Broadband

Report

22 Oct 2019
35

The 2019 edition of the Affordability Report calls on policy makers and regulators to promote competitive and diverse broadband markets as key ingredients to drive down the cost of internet access.

Commentary

20 Sep 2019
23

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.

Report

17 Sep 2019
1143

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index measures three vital dimensions of digital inclusion: access, affordability, and digital ability. It shows how these dimensions change over time, according to people’s social and economic circumstances, as well as across geographic locations. This 2019 ADII report incorporates data collected...

Report

The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019
13 Aug 2019
675

The 2019 audit covers transport, energy, water, telecommunications and – for the first time – social infrastructure, and looks at the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond.

Report

17 Apr 2019
11

This Strategic Insight examines Huawei through a historical lens. It identifies strong parallels between the industrial policy adopted by Germany in the early twentieth century to cultivate a ‘national champion’ in communications – Telefunken – and the Chinese party-state’s support for Huawei since its formation...

Report

20 Mar 2019
48

The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review examined how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and how regional communities can maximise the economic, social and future opportunities enabled by digital technologies and services.

The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the...

Report

28 Feb 2019
45

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is required to report to the minister annually on competition in the Australian telecommunications sector and price changes for telecommunications services in Australia. This publication provides the ACCC’s report on these topics for the 2017-18 financial year.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
9 Jan 2019
69

Rural areas and small towns in Canada are declining, yet have much to offer in terms of economic growth and innovation. This report recommends that the government improve broadband and digital services infrastructure for rural communities, foster business linkages and recognise and promote their capacity...

Report

4 Dec 2018
84

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018
9

This consultation paper is seeking your views on proposals to support reliability of services (Part B). The paper is focused on proposals for reliable telecommunications services, including reasonable timeframes for connections, fault repairs and appointments.

Annual Report

16 Oct 2018
9

The number of complaints about telecommunications services in Australia decreased in the latter part of the reporting period, following an upwards trend partially caused by the rollout of the NBN.

Report

Views from ASPI
10 Oct 2018
87

Australia’s 5G network is critical national infrastructure and this was one of the most important policy decisions the government had to make this year.

Briefing paper

2 Oct 2018
28

This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2018
44

The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Report

21 Aug 2018
54

This report presents the research findings on the reported experience of both residential households (households) and small and medium-sized businesses (businesses) connecting to and using services delivered over the NBN.

Report

10 Jul 2018
21

The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive...

Guide

Improving information provision to customers using behavioural insights
9 Jul 2018
79

BETA has partnered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop a guide to help NBN providers present information to consumers more clearly. This guide challenges the assumption that people need more information to make better decisions, and suggests that less, clearer and more...

Briefing paper

5 Jul 2018
8

This topic paper describes the broadband network and explains basic broadband service metrics and performance measures. The paper also considers the underlying technology and how this has developed over time and improved broadband performance in New Zealand and internationally.

Discussion paper

7 Jun 2018
95

Telecommunications services are vital to participate in modern society. Business, education, health, social and safety activities all rely on connecting with others, and those without functional and reliable telecommunications services risk being left out. The Committee has released this issues paper, which provides an outline...

Working paper

10 May 2018
43

Inequality has many faces, and exists both within and between many societal groups. In this analysis, the face of inequality that we explore is people’s access to new ultra-fast broadband technologies. Such access may be instrumental in improving an individual’s place within society in this...

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