On 24 February 2016 the ACCC extended the inquiry period for making a final access determination (FAD) for the Local Access Bitstream Service (LBAS) until 7 October 2016. The notice is included below.
The ACCC was unable to complete its inquiry within the previous extension.
It remains the intention of the ACCC 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 further extension of the inquiry will allow the ACCC to commence and undertake appropriate consultation on the LBAS FAD.
The ACCC will release a discussion paper later in 2016.