In March 2007, the Commission received a request from the G9 consortium of companies to vary the ULLS service declaration to ensure that sub-loop access falls within the definition of the declared ULLS. The ACCC decided to hold a public inquiry to determine whether it should vary its service declaration for the ULLS.
In November 2008 the ACCC decided to combine the ULLS variation inquiry and the public declaration inquiry relating to the declarations for six fixed-line telecommunications services expiring 31 July 2009, pursuant to section 152AN.
On 15 July 2009, the ACCC issued a final decision for the combined public declaration inquiry. The ACCC's final view is that it is not satisfied that varying the ULLS service description at this time would promote the long-term interests of end users.