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.