Communications

NBN affordability a growing issue

The cost of basic NBN plans is becoming an affordability issue for people on lower incomes, with the plans now more expensive than what most consumers pay for equivalent ADSL plans, ACCC Chair Rod Sims told the CommsDay Summit in Sydney this afternoon.

For around $50 per month a customer could, and still can, get an ADSL internet and voice plan with a 100 gigabyte (GB) quota, or pay $60 for an unlimited quota plan.

Consultation

Following on from the preliminary consultation, the ACCC published a consultation and position paper to outline the ACCC’s initial position and to seek stakeholder views.

Final report

On 29 March 2019, the ACCC concluded its inquiry into the review of the declaration for the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) and released a final report on the findings of its inquiry.

ACCC Communications Market Report 2017-18

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

Telstra's structural separation undertaking 2017-18

The ACCC has prepared this report based on whether in its view, on the balance of probabilities, a breach of the SSU occurred.

Most NBN consumers now on higher speed plans

Almost 4.8 million Australians are now connected to the NBN, with more than half subscribed to higher speed plans of 50Mbps or more, according to the ACCC’s quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report, released today.

The report shows that NBN residential broadband connections across Australia rose by 6.8 per cent in the December quarter, up from 4.5 million at the end of the previous three months.

Higher speed services now represent 56 per cent of all NBN broadband connections, with almost 2.7 million subscribers on services of 50Mbps or above.

Consultation paper

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC released a public consultation paper, draft Record Keeping Rule (RKR) documents and templates as part of a consultation process for its proposed Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services RKRs.