Regulation Impact Statement Updates
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Draft Decision ADSL Inquiry
Independent Review – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
On 14 October 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its draft decision to extend declaration of the wholesale ADSL service for five years. The declaration means that the ACCC can set the price and other conditions that apply to Telstra in the supply of the wholesale ADSL service to other retail internet providers.
The draft decision notes that Telstra has a dominant position in supplying fixed-line ADSL broadband services and that the declaration will be in the long term interests of broadband consumers.
The ACCC certified the draft decision report meets the requirements of a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) does not assess reviews that have been certified as meeting the requirements of a RIS.
The ACCC invites submissions on the draft decision. Submissions to the draft decision are due on 14 November 2016.