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Who owns the NBN in Australia?

Last Updated: 1st March, 2020

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NBN Co Limited (trading as nbn) isanAustralian government-owned corporation taskedtodesign, build and operate Australia's NationalBroadbandNetwork as a monopoly wholesale broadband provider. Itreportsto two shareholder ministers: the Minister for Finance andtheMinister for Communications.

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Similarly, it is asked, who owns NBN lines?

Telstra owns the copper-wire network thatconnectsmost of Australia's homes. This is changing. As theNationalBroadband Network (NBN) is built across Australia,NBNCo Ltd will take over the lines in mostareas.

Beside above, which political party started the NBN? The Labor Party Rudd government was elected on24November 2007 and initial planning commenced. The NBNwasoriginally to deliver its wholesale service through fibre tothenode (FTTN) and reach approximately 98% of premises in AustraliabyJune 2021.

Keeping this in view, is NBN owned by Telstra?

Telstra is a retail service provider in respectofservices on the nbn network. We do not ownthenbn network; we re-sell services to our customers, liketheother retailer service providers who also offer broadbandserviceson the nbn network.

Is NBN compulsory in Australia?

The NBN is compulsory, but at least6million Australians don't realise it. A survey hasfoundmore than one in three Australians have no plans toswitchto the NBN or don't actually know what it is,apparentlyunaware that once the new network arrives their existingphone andinternet connections will be switched off.

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Do I have to switch to the NBN?

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