On 7 April 2009, the Australian Government announced it would establish a new company, NBN Co Limited (NBN Co), to build and operate a new high-speed, wholesale-only, open-access National Broadband Network (NBN). This will become the single largest infrastructure investment made by an Australian Government and is part of historic reforms to Australia’s telecommunications sector.
These Guidelines were released by the Department of Communications and the Arts on 26 February 2016 to assist mobile network operators and mobile network infrastructure providers to prepare and submit proposals for funding under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme.
Megan Brownlow is a media and entertainment industry specialist at PwC with over 20 years’ experience in media. Megan is a board member of the Media Federation of Australia, an Advisory Committee member for the Bureau of Communications Research and the Research Strategy Panel for the Australia Council.
Rob Nicholls was previously a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology working on spectrum policy matters. This essay was written during this tenure and is attributed to Rob Nicholls as a then employee of Swinburne University of Technology. Rob is now a lecturer at UNSW Business School where he researches competition and regulatory matters.