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Consultation on reasonable connection and supply requests for statutory infrastructure providers

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

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.

The Issue

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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This document may not met WCAG 2.0 requirements. For an accessible copy please email USG@infrastructure.gov.au.

Participate

01 Nov 2020 09:00 AEDT
18 Dec 2020 17:00 AEDT
Closed

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.

This consultation is closed.

Submissions

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
NBN Co
Document
Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC)
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Telstra Corporation Limited
Document