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AustraliaWholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2016

 

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About this Inquiry

'On 4 July 2016 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether the wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) service should continue to be declared.

Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 the ACCC must review the current wholesale ADSL service declaration before it expires in February 2017.

The ACCC has issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users, including whether it is likely to promote competition, achieve any-to-any connectivity and encourage the economically efficient use of, and investment, in infrastructure. Submissions to the discussion paper are due by 29 July 2016.'

(Source: Inquiry home page: Project overview)

 

Discussion paper

'The discussion paper seeks submissions on a range of issues relevant to the inquiry including:

  • the ACCC’s proposed assessment framework
  • whether continued declaration is in the long-term interests of end-users, including whether it is likely to promote competition, achieve any-to-any connectivity and encourage the economically efficient use of, and investment, in infrastructure
  • issues to be considered if declaration of the service is continued including the appropriate scope of the declaration, and the length of the regulatory period.'

(Source: Discussion paper home page)

The discussion paper runs to 47 pages.

 

Submissions

Submissions on the Issues Paper are due by 29 July 2016

 

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