Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool

NBN Co may have been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed in the nation's history, but is it the biggest anti-competitive arrangement ever?

Advocates for competitive, fair and open markets have taken a sledgehammer to the anti-competitive shield surrounding the National Broadband Network (NBN). The company building the network, NBN Co, has been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed in Australian history, but is former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) boss Allan Fels’ claim that this is “the biggest anti-competitive arrangement ever in Australia, as far as I can see” accurate?


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