The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) has released a working paper on the trends and drivers in the affordability of communications services in Australia.

10 July 2017

The release of this research was part of the announcement by the Minister for Communications, noting that the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has surpassed the half-way mark, meaning more than 50 per cent of Australian homes and businesses can now access fast, affordable high-speed broadband.

Digital technologies, including the NBN, are transforming how we interact with each other, engage as a community, and operate as a business or government. Communications services are now essential for everyday living and a primary means of accessing information, employment, markets and key services.

The BCAR’s Trends and drivers in the affordability of communications services for Australian households working paper analyses the trends in household expenditure on communications services, as well as pricing and inclusions for both fixed and mobile services.