Concerns about the rollout of broadband : a legal consideration of Australia’s NBN greenfield policy

Cradduck, Lucy M. (2011) Concerns about the rollout of broadband : a legal consideration of Australia’s NBN greenfield policy. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, 17(1), pp. 48-69.

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Abstract

This paper examines the Australian federal government’s proposal that developers take the primary role for deploying the National Broadband Network (‘NBN’) in greenfield estates. It identifies issues facing the NBN’s implementation and concerns raised by industry. A failure to address these concerns may lessen industry support as well as adversely impact on consumers as NBN implementation costs are passed onto them. The author identifies the need for NBN legislation to clearly establish what is a ‘greenfield estate’; how and when exemptions from implementation obligations will apply; and that NBN services must be treated the same as any other utility service.

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ID Code: 49596
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Broadband, NBN, greenfield estates, brownfield sites, property rights
ISSN: 1444-8921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2012 22:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 17:10

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