Consultation on Telstra request for extensions to Ministerial exemptions for its South Brisbane and Velocity networks
How it works
Why we want your input
The decision to grant an exemption is a matter for the Minister's discretion. The Minister can consider views expressed during consultations when deciding whether to grant exemptions and whether to place specific conditions on them.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 5 June 2020
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is seeking views on a request from Telstra for extensions to Ministerial exemptions for its South Brisbane and ‘Velocity’ fibre networks. Without these exemptions, Telstra would be required by Parts 7 and 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 to supply wholesale layer 2 bitstream services on a wholesale-only basis over these networks. The exemptions were first granted in 2012, and without extension will expire on the Designated Day, which has been set at 1 July 2020. Under the Telecommunications Act 1997, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts can exempt networks, lines and network owners from the Parts 7 and 8 requirements. The exemptions can be conditional or unconditional.
Started May 20, 2020 09:00 AEST
Ended June 05, 2020 17:00 AEST
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