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ACCC Gives Go Ahead For Revised NBN Migration Plan

ACCC Gives Go Ahead For Revised NBN Migration PlanTelstra’s revised plan details how it will disconnect telephone and internet services from its copper and HFC networks as part of the migration, following the NBN’s move to a multi-technology mix (MTM) model.

Telstra and NBN Co negotiated a revised Definitive Agreements to facilitate the implementation of the MTM model NBN in December last year, with Telstra lodging its revised Migration Plan with the ACCC in March.

The ACCC was not requested to approve the revised commercial agreements between the parties, which were authorised by the government.

“The revised Migration Plan will better protect consumers from premature disconnection of their phone and internet services,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims commented. “However, consumers should act early when it is time for their region to migrate, as connecting to the NBN is not automatic.

“If you want to keep your landline phone and internet services, you should place an order for an NBN service by the disconnection date for your region, as your current services will eventually be permanently disconnected.”

One of the revisions to the plan is to extend time allowed for the disconnection of services being used to support fire alarms or lift phones that have been registered with NBN.

With the migration plan being cleared, the Definitive Agreements have come into effect.

“The required conditions precedent for the revised Definitive Agreements have been satisfied, including approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of our varied Migration Plan and an acceptable ruling from the Australian Taxation Office,” Telstra chief executive officer Andrew Penn commented.