ACCC invites feedback on NBN Co’s revised Special Access Undertaking variation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today published a consultation paper inviting submissions on NBN Co’s revised variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU). NBN Co withdrew its original SAU variation and submitted a revised SAU variation in June 2017.

The main purpose of the revised variation is to incorporate fibre-to-the-node, fibre-to-the-basement and hybrid fibre coaxial technologies into the SAU, to reflect the current NBN model. Among other things, this has the effect of extending the current NBN pricing structure to these technologies.

NBN Co SAU variation 2017

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original SAU variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016. NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (revised SAU variation).

On 2 August 2017, the ACCC released a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation.

All enquiries about the revised SAU variation can be directed to Scott Harding, Director, NBN & Pricing Coordination Section on 03 9658 6434 or email

ACCC issues final determination on NBN Co's 2015-16 revenue controls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final determination accepting NBN Co’s submission on its revenue controls for 2015-16.

The ACCC is required to make annual determinations on NBN Co’s revenue controls. The decision sets the amount of revenue that NBN Co is allowed to earn each financial year in order to recover the costs of providing services. The ACCC has also determined that NBN Co’s prices did not exceed the maximum regulated prices in 2015-16.