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The last important legislative component of the Australian government’s National Broadband Network is in place, with the Senate yesterday passing legislation needed to put new universal service arrangements in place. The legislation establishes a new agency, TUSMA (the Telecommunications Universal Services Management Agency), …

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In a country

the size of Australia, this is important and good news. Let's just hope that this USO legislation has an ameliorating effect on NBN charges, which look like increasing broadband prices a fair tad as currently presented.

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Nice, fear mongering by linking a totally biased newspaper's article (The Australian are unashamedly anti Labor), talking about the incumbent carrier that looks to lose the most by NBN. Nope, can't possibly see an issue there!

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Hi Chezstar

It's hard to get concrete info on what the NBN is going to cost individual and business consumers. If the information coming out of Tasmania is any guide, it's more than many will be able to afford to pay. My point was that the USO might oblige NBNco to make it's service affordable for all, a better thing for all Australians don't you think ? Will engage brain and include a variety of links next time. Thankyou for your contribution.

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