Revealed: Why the govt is pushing for telco network 'quality' rules

Revealed: Why the govt is pushing for telco network 'quality' rules

The federal government is relying on limited and dated evidence to justify new rules that would set “quality” standards for telecommunications infrastructure deployed in new housing estates.

iTnews revealed in February that the government wants to prevent “poor quality networks” being rolled out by small private operators in new housing estates. New home owners should expect a good network connection from day one, the government argued. It wants to protect NBN – and taxpayers – from the cost of overbuilding substandard pockets of internet infrastructure.

However, to date it has presented no evidence the problem is either current or widespread.

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