On 23 September 2015, the ACCC decided to extend the period for making a new FAD for the LBAS by six months, until 7 April 2016. The ACCC was unable to complete its inquiry within six months of commencing the inquiry.
The ACCC intends to consult on the LBAS FAD inquiry concurrently with any Superfast Broadband Access Service (SBAS) FAD inquiry. This will take place after the conclusion of the SBAS declaration inquiry which commenced on 11 September 2014 and is currently ongoing. The extension of the inquiry will allow the ACCC to commence and undertake an appropriate degree of consultation on the LBAS FAD.
The ACCC intends to release a discussion paper in 2016.