National Broadband Network (NBN)

The ACCC has a number of responsibilities in the regulation of the National Broadband Network through Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. We have a role in determining the terms and conditions of access to services provided over the National Broadband Network, including through special access undertakings and access determinations. We also publish and maintain explanatory material about the non-discrimination obligations that apply to NBN Co, and are involved in determining and reviewing the locations of the NBN points of interconnect.


Title Industry Type Status
NBN Points of Interconnect POIs Communications Review Ongoing

In 2010, the Australian government asked the ACCC and NBN Co to publicly consult and agree the number and location of initial points of interconnection to the National Broadband Network that will best meet the long-term interests of end-users.

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2012 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
21 Aug 2013

The ACCC is now considering the SAU under the criteria set out in section 152CBD of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2011 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On Friday 7 September 2012, NBN Co withdrew the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) that it lodged with the ACCC late last year (original SAU).