Industry

ARTC letter to the ACCC

On 17 December 2020, ARTC sent a letter to the ACCC stating that it intended to extend the term of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU). Before submitting an application to extend the term of the 2008 IAU, ARTC intends to consult with its customers in respect of an appropriate extension term.

 

 

ARTC letter to the ACCC - Intention to extend Interstate Access Undertaking

Under section 2.2(b) of the 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking (IAU), ARTC must submit to the ACCC a written statement outlining whether or not it intends to submit a new undertaking to the ACCC for its consideration, no later than six months prior to the expiry of the 2008 IAU. ARTC’s 2008 IAU is due to expire on 30 June 2021.

BGC's proposed acquisition of Midland Brick not opposed

The ACCC will not oppose BGC’s proposed acquisition of Midland Brick.

BGC and Midland Brick both manufacture and supply clay bricks in Western Australia, along with other clay and masonry building products. BGC is also a residential and commercial builder.

“We examined the proposed acquisition carefully, because it would combine two of the three major suppliers of clay bricks in the West Australian market,” ACCC Commissioner Stephen Ridgeway said.

Network - issue 77

Issue 77 of the Utility Regulators Forum newsletter Network.

Improved access to key online services during COVID

Increased broadband speeds have improved performances of popular streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube during mid-September and October when compared to a pre-COVID baseline of February 2020.

The ACCC’s second Critical Services Report released today, tracks the performance of the NBN fixed-line broadband connections that support popular streaming and video conferencing services.

ACCC Communications Market Report 2019-20

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is required to report annually on competition in the Australian telecommunications sector and price changes for telecommunications services in Australia.