After 16 years of competition on the telecommunications industry, Optus has said in a submission to the government on the regulation of the fibre-optic broadband network.
It has said that "16 years after deregulation, Telstra continues to dominate the fixed-line sector and the current regulatory framework has proved to be incapable of effectively regulating". Telstra currently resells the network to all telecommunication rivals, since it was partly owned by the government.
While many have established their own networks, it does require some money to start up the network and most of them are limited to a certain area; unlike the one Telstra owns as it covers the entire country.
More can be found on The Age’s article.