Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

6:18 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

It cannot be used for telephony. It is a wholesale service. Even you were forced to use the words ‘effectively stepping into’. So even you are accepting that they are not supplying retail services; they are only supplying wholesale services. They are not a retailer. They are not moving into that market. The legislation is very specific on this. I see Senator Birmingham. Welcome back!

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