The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act) that the Local carriage service (LCS) is a "declared service" for the purposes of Part XIC of the Act.
The declaration takes effect on 1 August 2009 and expires on 31 July 2014.
The local carriage service is a service for the carriage of telephone calls from customer equipment at an end-user’s premises to separately located customer equipment of an end-user in the same standard zone, however, the local carriage service does not include services where the supply of the local carriage service originates from an exchange located within a Central Business District Area of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth and terminates within the standard zone which encompasses the originating exchange.
Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Trade Practices Act 1974 or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the meaning given in the relevant Act.
In this Appendix:
Central Business District Area means the exchange service areas that are classified as CBD for the purposes of the ordering and provisioning procedures set out in the Telstra Ordering and Provisioning Manual as in force on the date of effect of the renewed declaration.
public switched telephone network is a telephone network accessible by the public providing switching and transmission facilities utilising analogue and digital technologies.
standard zone has the same meaning as in Part 4 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
telephone calls are calls for the carriage of communications at 3.1kHz bandwidth solely by means of a public switched telephone network.