New obligations on telecommunication infrastructure providers are proposed by the Department of Communications and the Arts. This is part of the policy for telecommunications services in new development. The obligations would ensure that new developments, not served by nbn or Telstra, would be served by a network which meets set standards. Furthermore information on the network would need to be made available via an online map for property buyers and developers to use.

Consumers in new developments face a number of costs from not having access to high quality networks which support retail competition. Therefore, ACCAN supported the obligations which aim to reduce these occurring. However, ACCAN raised concerns in terms of the ability to ensure that the networks performed to the standard on an ongoing basis.

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