In March 2015, the Minister for Communications released the Telecommunications infrastructure in new developments (TIND) policy which guides how telecommunications will be delivered in new developments.
The key policy change was the introduction of infrastructure contributions to promote fairer and more effective competition, creating greater efficiency,
In order to meet these requirements,
In accordance with the TIND policy, the developer contributions charge is applied per premises. It is a flat rate charge applied only to developers and builders for:
Premises are defined in two ways:
|CONTRIBUTION||COST (inc. GST)|
|Applicable 1 March 2015|
|Deployment contribution (SDU)||$600 per premises|
|Deployment contribution (MDU)||$400 per premises|
|Applicable 1 July 2015|
|Backhaul contribution of up to $1000 per premises||Up to 50% of costs|
|Backhaul contribution of more than $1000 per premises||Up to 100% of costs over $1000|
Backhaul contributions may apply if the nbn™ network infrastructure required to connect the new development to the nbn™ network is not available.
Developers can determine all the potential backhaul costs by submitting a feasibility assessment for developments with 100 or more premises. However, to determine costs for developments of any size, you must submit a new development application.
A service provider has the choice to on-charge this amount to the end user at their discretion.
nbn is seeking expressions of interest from network operators for the supply of a commercial backhaul products and is in the process of assessing market demand for the provision of backhaul services on commercial terms to network operators.
If you would like to express your interest in such a product please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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