The ACCC released its advice to government on the number and location of the initial POIs for the NBN that would best meet the long-term interests of end-users.
The ACCC considered that the initial POIs would best meet the long-term interest of end-users when they are located according to the following Competition Criteria:
- it is technically and operationally feasible to allow interconnection (usually at an Ethernet aggregation switch)
- there are at least two competitors with optical fibres within a nominated distance from that location which connect a site to an optical fibre network which is connected to a capital city, and:
- deliver wholesale transmission services that are suitable for use by service providers who wish to connect to the NBN at that location
- there is other evidence that the particular route is, or is likely to become, effectively competitive (such as long-term contractual arrangements for the acquisition of transmission services).