The ACCC is seeking views from stakeholders on the method for setting the primary prices for the fixed lined services provided on Telstra's public switched telephone and asymmetric digital subscriber line networks. The consultation forms part of the ACCC's inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the seven regulated fixed line services (unconditioned local loop service, line sharing service, fixed originating access service, fixed terminating access service, wholesale line rental, local carriage service and wholesale service). A technical workshop is planned for 28 August 2014. Further details about the workshop can be found on the ACCC's website.
The discussion paper can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 26 September 2014.
The ACCC is also seeking input from stakeholders regarding the primary price terms for the 2015 Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) to be included in the DTCS FAD. Of particular interest is whether the domestic benchmarking approach should continue to be used or whether there are other suitable methodologies that might be considered in pricing the DTCS.