Monopolistic Pricing Shrinks Broadband Benefits | BTalk Australia

Last Updated Nov 18, 2008 2:35 PM EST

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(16min 44) According to Kerry Barwise the proposed National Broadband Network will add about $15 billion per year to the Aussie economy, but a lot of the benefits disappear if the operator of the network demands too high a return on their investment.

On today's BTalk Australia Kerry, who is Director for the Centre for International Economics, talks to Phil Dobbie about the economics of broadband. What is the relationship between ROI for the operator and the impact on GDP? It's an important question to ask with the deadline for submissions for the contract now just days away.

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