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The NBN and infrastructure competition can be compatible

 Infrastructure competition should be welcomed – if it plays its part in making universal broadband service available.

The Labor policy that required mothballing networks that could compete with the NBN to underwrite an internal cross-subsidy was a travesty.

This opinion piece published in CommsWire on 22 April looks at the options that would support both infrastructure competition and universally affordable broadband service.

It concludes that an industry levy would lead to efficient by-pass of the NBN while supporting affordable universal broadband service.

To read more click on Economuse 2014-04-22 (levy)