The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act) that the Line rental service 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 line rental service is a line rental telephone service which allows an end-user to connect to a carrier or carriage service provider’s public switched telephone network, and provides the end-user with:
- (a) an ability to make and receive any 3.1khz bandwidth calls (subject to any conditions that might apply to particular types of calls), including, but not limited to, local calls, national and international long distance calls; and
- (b) a telephone number
except where the supply of the line rental telephone service is within the Central Business District Area of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Trade Practices Act 1974 or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the same 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 declaration.
public switched telephone network is a telephone network accessible by the public providing switching and transmission facilities utilising analogue and digital technologies.