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  • ISPs on notice over broadband speed claims

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is concerned that consumers lack clear information about the speeds they can expect from broadband services.

  • ACCC to look at future of ADSL regulation

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into whether its regulation of the wholesale ADSL service delivered by Telstra should continue. The ACCC’s initial declaration of the service was in February 2012 and it is set to expire in February next year.

  • ACCC knocks back 3D Secure anti-fraud proposal

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination rejecting an application from the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) that would mandate the use of 3D Secure by online retailers.

  • Competition concerns over Telstra role in NBN HFC rollout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that Telstra may potentially have unfair advantages when it comes to selling services on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of the National Broadband Network.

  • Opening salvo fired in Telstra wholesale pricing dispute

    Lawyers representing Telstra, a group of rival telcos and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today appeared in the Federal Court in Sydney in a case that centres on the wholesale pricing of Telstra’s fixed line services.

  • ACCC moves closer to 'superfast' broadband regulation

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision on regulating a 'Superfast Broadband Access Service', with the ACCC set to compel the operators of deliver 25Mbps+ services to open their networks to competitors.

  • Telstra takes court action over wholesale price cuts

    Telstra has filed an appeal in the Federal Court against a decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to cut the prices Telstra can charge other telcos that use its copper network to deliver services.

  • ​Telstra to appeal ACCC fixed line decision

    Telstra CEO Andrew Penn has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) ruling that operators who access the Telstra copper network will be rewarded with a 9.4 per cent drop in access prices as the decision does not follow the ACCC's fixed pricing principles.

  • ​ACCC moves to block Cabcharge taxi app

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is set to deny authorisation to Cabcharge’s ihail app as according to the watchdog, it would have a significant impact on competition in the taxi industry.

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