Interim report: Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network

Interim report: Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network

2 December 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 978-0-642-71991-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 701KB)

Correction to Interim report - (PDF 8KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members Of The Committee (PDF 7KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 16KB)
Glossary (PDF 28KB)
List of Committee Comments and Conclusions (PDF 16KB)

Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 46KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry to date
Background to the inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Framework for the Request for Proposals (PDF 128KB)

What is broadband?
Specified coverage of the NBN
Definition of open access
Funding estimates and allocation
The RFP process itself

Chapter 3 - Regulatory Revolution Required? (PDF 124KB)

Seizing the unique opportunity to make regulatory change

Chapter 4 - Deployment (PDF 79KB)


Dissenting Report by Government Senators (PDF 111KB)

The Importance of Broadband
Howard Government’s Broadband Legacy
The National Broadband Network Process
Contradictions in Recommendations of Majority Report

Dissenting Report by Australian Greens Senators (PDF 26KB)
Appendix 1 - Terms of Reference (PDF 18KB)
Appendix 2 - Commonwealth’s Objectives for the National Broadband Network; National Broadband Network Evaluation Criteria (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 3 - Submissions Received (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 4 - Witnesses Who Appeared Before the Committee (PDF 17KB)

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