A dubious NBN payday for Optus

The ACCC made a delicately balanced decision to authorise the decommissioning of Optus' HFC cable network in return for $800 million from taxpayers, as it would have remained competitive to the NBN for some time.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft decision to authorise the decommissioning of Optus’ HFC cable network in return for $800 million from NBN Co must have been a delicately balanced decision.

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