Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, today expressed support for the Productivity Commission’s draft recommendation that the telco Universal Service Obligation be replaced with a universal service policy objective to provide a minimum broadband service to all premises in Australia using the National Broadband Network infrastructure.

However, CEO Laurie Patton commented that the Productivity Commission’s proposition was predicated on Australia building a 21st Century broadband network and repeated his call for the Government to re-think its current NBN strategy, which IA believes will not meet Australia’s future needs.

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