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.
The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...