The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from industry participants, other stakeholders and the public more generally on a range of questions relating to the future of the declarations of six, fixed line services, which expire on 31 July 2019.
As the NBN rollout progresses, the relevance of Telstra’s bottleneck copper network declines. Within the fixed line rollout, end-users must migrate to the NBN or another high-speed network as the legacy copper services are switched off. However, in the short term, the network still remains relevant to millions of end-users, either prior to migration or in NBN fixed wireless and satellite areas where legacy services remain available.