Following the ACCC’s ruling that it would not oppose TPG’s plans to extend broadband to fibre to the basement and that the ACCC will commence a declaration process for high-speed broadband services in multi-tenant buildings, including those using VDSL (a technology capable of delivering download rates of 100 megabits per second over copper lines), Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced consulting industry on a proposed special carrier licence condition that will operate for two years.

The proposed licence condition is expected to require owners of high-speed networks affected by the ACCC's declaration process to functionally separate their wholesale operations and to provide access to competing service providers on the same terms as it is provided to their own retail operations.

The media release can be found here.