LBAS & SBAS declarations inquiry 2020

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On 9 July 2020, the ACCC released a public discussion paper commencing a public inquiry into whether the following services should continue to be declared:

  • superfast broadband access service (SBAS)
  • local bitstream access service (LBAS).

The ACCC invited submissions in response to the discussion paper until Friday 4 September 2020.

Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 the ACCC must review the current SBAS declaration before it expires in July 2021.

The current LBAS declaration does not expire — however, it is open to the ACCC to decide whether to vary, revoke, make a new declaration or allow the current declaration to remain in-force.

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