We are seeking views on a draft Ministerial determination to guide statutory infrastructure providers in considering reasonable connection and supply requests.

How it works

Why we want your input
To inform proposed guidance for statutory infrastructure providers (SIPs) on reasonable requests for connection and supply.
How you can voice your opinion
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by Friday 18 December 2020.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submission will be used to assist the Government in considering whether a Ministerial determination is necessary at this point, and if so, the content of the proposed instrument.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  November 20, 2020 09:00 AEDT to December 18, 2020 17:00 AEDT

We are seeking your views on proposed guidance for statutory infrastructure providers (SIPs) on reasonable requests for connection and supply.

Under the Telecommunications Act 1997, NBN Co and other designated SIPs are required to connect premises and supply wholesale services to carriage service providers (CSPs) within individual service areas.

The legislation allows the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts to provide guidance on what should be considered a 'reasonabl0pe request' for connection and supply. Similar guidance has historically been provided under the Universal Service Obligation (USO) in relation to basic telephone services.

The draft Ministerial determination we have released for consultation would set out a consistent baseline for requests to connect premises and/or supply wholesale services under the SIP regime.

Your feedback is important in considering whether a Ministerial determination is necessary, and if so, the content of the proposed instrument.

Relevant Documentation

Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Circumstances for Exceptions to Connection and Supply Obligations) Determination 2020

Published 20th Nov 2020

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Started November 20, 2020 09:00 AEDT
Ended December 18, 2020 17:00 AEDT
Days Remaining 0 of 28
Submissions now public

Formal Submission

Public submissions are available below. As a result of this consultation, the Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Circumstances for Exceptions to Connection and Supply Obligations) Determination 2021 was made and commenced on 28 May 2021.

The submissions below have been produced by third parties and may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. For accessible copies, please email USG@communications.gov.au.

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC)

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

Telstra Corporation Limited