On 22 March 2017, the ACCC further extended the inquiry period for making a final access determination (FAD) for the Local Access Bitstream Service (LBAS) until 28 July 2017.
The LBAS FAD inquiry expiry date is now aligned with the SBAS Interim Access Determination expiry date.
The ACCC was unable to complete its inquiry as previously extended. This is because the ACCC has decided to undertake a further targeted consultation on a three proposed modifications to the pricing approach prior to making a final decision on the SBAS and LBAS FADs under the joint FAD inquiry.
On 24 March 2017, the ACCC released a further consultation paper for the joint SBAS/LBAS FAD inquiry.
The ACCC intends to make a final decision on the LBAS and SBAS FADs by June 2017.