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Infrastructure Australia is tasked with producing a 15 year national Infrastructure Plan. In order to produce this they first set out to conduct an audit report. The Audit identified the key challenges which need to be addressed in the plan. Telecommunications infrastructure was one element examined by the audit.

In our submission ACCAN supported findings in the report and suggested some solutions to the issues raised. The key related findings of the audit are:

  • Affordability issues should be addressed.
  • Policy needs to assist low income Australians.
  • Quality of telecommunications services is mixed but expected to improve over the NBN.
  • Key challenge is the efficient roll out of the network.
  • Government and private sector need to make best use of the network.
  • The telecommunications sector's economic contribution will be best served by continuing support for effective competition.

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