We are seeking views on amending the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs)

How it works

Why we want your input
We want your feedback to determine whether to extend the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs) by two years to provide time to progress the legislative changes set out in the Government’s Telecommunications Reform Package of 22 June 2017. The CLCs are due to expire on 30 June 2018.
How you can voice your opinion
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by COB Wednesday, 23 May 2018.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submission will help the Minister decide whether to proceed with the proposed amendment and, if so, its final form.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
April 24, 2018 09:00 AEST to May 23, 2018 17:00 AEST

The Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, is considering amending the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs) to extend the expiration date from 30 June 2018 to
30 June 2020. This will provide further time to progress the longer-term legislative changes set out in the Government’s Telecommunications Reform Package of 22 June 2017.

The CLCs require certain types of superfast telecommunications networks servicing residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis and to offer wholesale services on a non-discriminatory basis.

This is designed to:

  • support fairer and more effective competition at the network and retail levels by ensuring providers operate on a more level playing field.
  • ensure competing retail providers can access new residential broadband networks to provide alternative offerings, thus increasing choice for residential consumers.

The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017 includes clauses to extend the CLCs indefinitely, grandfathering existing arrangements for networks effected by the CLCs. The Bill is currently before Parliament.  

Relevant Documentation

Draft – Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (Amendment No.1 of 2018)

Published 24th Apr 2018

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Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (Amendment No.1 of 2018)

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Started April 24, 2018 09:00 AEST
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Submissions now public

The following formal submissions have been made public.

OPENetworks

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Accessible%20Submissions%20-%20Extension%20of%20Carrier%20Licence%20Conditions%20Declaration%20for%20Superfast%20Carriage%20Services) (email us).

OPENetworks (Annexure A1)

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Accessible%20Submissions%20-%20Extension%20of%20Carrier%20Licence%20Conditions%20Declaration%20for%20Superfast%20Carriage%20Services) (email us).

OPENetworks (Annexure A2)

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Accessible%20Submissions%20-%20Extension%20of%20Carrier%20Licence%20Conditions%20Declaration%20for%20Superfast%20Carriage%20Services) (email us).

Optus

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Accessible%20Submissions%20-%20Extension%20of%20Carrier%20Licence%20Conditions%20Declaration%20for%20Superfast%20Carriage%20Services) (email us).

Telstra

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Accessible%20Submissions%20-%20Extension%20of%20Carrier%20Licence%20Conditions%20Declaration%20for%20Superfast%20Carriage%20Services) (email us.)