Communications

ACCC decision on NBN Co’s SAU variation on hold

The ACCC today announced it will not make a decision on NBN Co’s proposed variation to its special access undertaking (SAU) until NBN Co further progresses its consultation with customers on its pricing model.

NBN Co submitted its revised SAU variation in June 2017 to incorporate fibre-to-the-node, fibre-to-the-basement and hybrid fibre coaxial technologies (multi technology mix services) into the SAU, to reflect the current NBN model. This has the effect of extending the current SAU pricing arrangements to these MTM services.

ACCC wants NBN plan advertising overhaul

The ACCC has published guidance for retailers on how to advertise speeds for NBN broadband services, including clearly identifying typical minimum speeds during peak periods.

The publication, Broadband Speed Claims – Industry Guidance, seeks to move retailers from advertising their services based on the maximum internet speeds that may be delivered during off-peak periods, to the speeds consumers can expect to achieve during the busy evening periods between 7pm and 11pm.

Broadband speed claims: focussed consultation outcomes

This report explains the basis of a number of positions adopted by the ACCC in preparing its Broadband Speed Claims – Industry Guidance.

Broadband speed claims: Industry guidance

On 21 August 2017, the ACCC published guidance for retail service providers on how to advertise speeds for fixed-line broadband services, including clearly identifying typical peak speeds.