On 8 May 2019, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.
The purpose of NBN Co’s SAU variation is to extend the expiration date of three non-price provisions set to expire 30 June 2019 to the end of the Initial Regulatory Period, which ends on 30 June 2023.
This variation is strictly limited to the specific non-price provisions that are due to expire. For further information on SAU variations previously considered by the ACCC see: NBN Co SAU variation 2017.
On 20 May 2020, the ACCC published a note to stakeholders inviting submissions to the consultation on NBN Co's SAU variation.
On 9 April 2021, the ACCC published its final decision to accept NBN Co's proposed SAU variation.