ACCAN's broadband position statement, entitled Our Broadband Future, was launched at the ACCAN National Conference 2010 in Melbourne. ACCAN defines four principles that should guide broadband policy.
First, broadband is now an essential service and everyone should have access at a reasonable price.
Second, no consumer should be worse off during the transition and following the implementation of the national broadband network.
Third, there should be robust consumer protection rules for broadband services.
Fourth, there needs to be a competitive and fair market. Regulators including the ACCC must actively and pre-emptively intervene to prevent the development of market power or unfair practices.