On 16 December 2011 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into declaration of wholesale ADSL services under section 152AL of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).
The ACCC issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users.
On 14 February 2012 the ACCC decided to declare the wholesale ADSL service under section 152AL(3) of the Act.
On the same day, the ACCC decided to commence an inquiry under Part 25 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 into the making of a final access determination (FAD) for the declared wholesale ADSL service under section 152BC(1) of the Act. Further information is available at Wholesale ADSL service access determination.
The ACCC also made an interim access determination (IAD) regarding access to the wholesale ADSL service under section 152BCG of the Act.