Submission to the NBN non-commercial services funding options: Final Consultation Paper, October 2015

Cradduck, Lucy M. (2015) Submission to the NBN non-commercial services funding options: Final Consultation Paper, October 2015.

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Abstract

The May 2015 Consultation Paper noted: “[i]n the context of NBN non-commercial service funding arrangements, this gives rise to a policy question of whether it would be appropriate over time to combine industry funding arrangements for the delivery of voice and broadband services.”1 The very simple answer to that question is (emphatically) – “Yes and do it now.”

The current TIL arrangements and USO are but a means to an end, which is that users have appropriate access to online services and content and communications with others. Consideration of issues arising in respect of the TIL and USO therefore should be predicated on the need to recognise and support access to the internet per se now for all Australian residents and citizens. It is the ability to access the internet as and when an individual desires, and to receive the same level of service as others receive that is the vital consideration, and which should be the focus of related policy/ies, law/s and funding arrangement/s...

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ID Code: 97822
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
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Keywords: NBN, USO, telecommunications, rights
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2016 01:56
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 01:56

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