Form of functional separation undertakings

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On 25 August 2020, amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 came into effect that enable superfast fixed line broadband networks serving residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis (rather than a structurally separated basis). The ACCC is required to approve a form for the undertaking in writing before an undertaking can be formally received and assessed.

The ACCC has approved the forms for standard functional separation undertakings and joint functional separation undertakings for the purposes of section 151A and 151C of the Telecommunications Act respectively.

Those seeking standard or joint functional separation are required to submit their undertaking to the ACCC electronically and in the approved format. Functional separation undertakings can be submitted via email to telcoseparationrules@accc.gov.au.

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