The NBN price delusion

Broadband is going to get a whole lot more expensive once the NBN monopoly is set in stone.

Now what’s going to happen here is because there is no competition, because this is a government monopoly and because they are spending so much money so they’re overcapitalising it, inevitably prices are going to be high.” Malcolm Turnbull – February 1 2012 [1].

But is that right? Some NBN supporters argue my comment is unfair and inaccurate. They reject any suggestion that the NBN will result in broadband costs that are higher than they would have been in its absence.

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