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ACCC Consults On Proposed Telstra NBN Migration Plan Variation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today released a discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the NBN Migration Plan, which sets out how Telstra will progressively migrate telephone and internet services from its copper and HFC networks to the NBN.

Telstra’s proposal includes changes involving providing additional time for premises with an NBN order to be connected before mandatory disconnection occurs.

It also includes amending the regime for the migration of Special Services (business grade services) to accommodate the move to a multi-technology NBN, and incorporating a number of interim migration and disconnection arrangements, recently adopted by Telstra and NBN Co with the ACCC’s consent.

“The ACCC’s consideration of the proposed variation is limited to whether or not the Migration Plan, as varied, complies with the Migration Plan Principles issued by the Australian government in 2015,” ACCC commissioner Cristina Cifuentes commented.

The ACCC is seeking feedback from interested parties on any competition or consumer issues which may arise as a result of the proposal over a 28-day consultation period.

Further information can be found here.

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