ACCC Seeks Industry Views On Future NBN Regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) welcomed NBN Co’s announcement that a new approach to the regulation of its access pricing is needed for the telecommunications industry and NBN customers.

To get the views of broadband retailers and to help inform a revised special access undertaking that applies to all of the NBN access network, the ACCC will convene an industry roundtable in June 2021.

NBN Co has notified the ACCC that it intends to lodge this revised undertaking within the next 12 months.

NBN Co’s current special access undertaking sets out access and pricing terms for its fiber to the premise, fixed wireless, and satellite networks, which only represent about 25% of active NBN connections.

“This roundtable will be an important step in this process of designing a revised regulatory model for the NBN that sets pricing and access terms for its whole network,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.

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