Superfast broadband access service (SBAS) final access determination inquiry 2021

Notice of extension of final access determination inquiry4 November 2021

Notice under subsection 152BCK(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act

Access determination inquiries are generally required to be completed within 6 months, under subsection 152BCK(2) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

However, the ACCC can extend or further extend the duration of the inquiry by 6 months at a time, provided we publish a notice on the website indicating why the ACCC has not been able to make a decision within that timeframe.

Due to the range of complex issues, particularly relating to pricing methodology and a potential exemption framework, the ACCC has decided to extend the SBAS final access determination inquiry by 6 months in accordance with subsection 152BCK(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The existing 6-month timeframe would not have enabled adequate consultation to be undertaken. 

Accordingly, the inquiry is now due to be completed on or before 19 July 2022.

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