NBN Co is seeking further comments on a revised draft of its Wholesale Broadband Agreement. This is in response to ACCC concerns over access to NBN Co services for third parties.
Industry had raised doubts about the timeframes within which NBN Co was seeking execution of the Wholesale Broadband Agreement by access seekers.
A particular concern was that the agreement potentially allowed for only limited ACCC oversight of the terms and conditions of access to NBN Co's services.
The ACCC and NBN Co have been in extensive discussions over NBN Co's proposed Special Access Undertaking. The ACCC looks forward to the continuation of those discussions as NBN Co moves towards lodgement of the undertaking.
In addition to delaying the formal publication of the Wholesale Broadband Agreement, NBN Co has extended its current trial agreements until 30 November 2011.