Regulator orders Telstra to pay $8 million to iiNet

The ACCC determined that Telstra overcharged for internal interconnection cable service.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ordered Telstra to pay iiNet $8 million as a refund for excessive internal interconnection cable (IIC) charges, according to iiNet.

The ACCC access determination is not public. However, iiNet said Telstra has until 20 December to appeal the ACCC’s decision to the Federal Court for an Administrative Decisions Judicial Review (ADJR). If it does not appeal, Telstra has until 3 January to pay iiNet.

The IIC is the cable that connects Telstra's Main Distribution Frame (MDF) to the Digital Subscriber Lines Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs) in each exchange where iiNet has constructed a DSLAM. The IIC can be used to provide Internet services.

A Telstra spokesman declined to comment.

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