The ACCC has today published NBN Co’s revised proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking and the material that NBN Co has so far provided in support of its proposal.
The Special Access Undertaking is a key part of the regulation of the NBN. It sets the rules for broadband providers to access the NBN over the coming decades, which can include minimum service standards and wholesale price controls.
In July this year, NBN Co withdrew its previous proposal and notified industry, Government and the ACCC that it would develop a revised variation.
When the ACCC receives the remainder of NBN Co’s supporting material, it will confirm that material meets the ACCC’s disclosure requirements. The remaining documents will then be published at NBN Co SAU variation 2022.
The ACCC will issue a public statement when it publishes its consultation paper in relation to NBN Co’s proposal, likely in early 2023.
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“We’ve published NBN Co’s revised variation proposal today in the interest of transparency, so interested parties can begin scrutinising it ahead of the remainder of NBN Co’s supporting materials becoming available,” ACCC Commissioner Anna Brakey said.
“The Special Access Undertaking is a critical piece of regulation which exists to promote competition and efficiency in Australia’s broadband market, so consumers and businesses have access to a wide range of broadband speed tiers and prices.”
“It is too early to comment on the substance of this revised proposal, but we will develop views to test with stakeholders when we release our consultation paper,” Ms Brakey said.