Insights from Quadrant

Innovating failure

One of the many highlights of the weekend’s CPAC conference in Sydney was the Saturday morning address by tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, who in course of 20 short minutes detailed why the NBN is a disaster closing in on a catastrophe. His address, which expanded on a 2016 essay, made this point:

NBN is currently about the monopolisation of the telecommunications access networks in Australia, it is the emasculation of facilities based competition and in return we are getting the world’s most expensive and commercially inflexible network – if we are truly going to reregulate ourselves into this corner let’s at least make the prize worth the pain.

Baxter’s thoughts can be read in full here.

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