Internode asks ACCC for access to Telstra ADSL2+

25 Feb 2008

Australian broadband provider Internode, and nine other ISPs, including iiNet, TCN Communications and Westnet, have jointly urged regulator Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), to require Australian incumbent to provide wholesale access to its ADSL2+ infrastructure. The news comes after Telstra announced it would enable 900 extra exchanges with ADSL2+, most of which are not covered by competitors’ ADSL2+ networks. At the time Telstra claimed that it had been given assurances from the government that it would not need to provide wholesale access to the network. The group of ISPs, however, claim that this will cause a substantial lessening of competition and will have an adverse effect on consumers. The ACCC has announced it has started an arbitration process, though no public statements have yet been made.

Australia, Internode, Telstra (incl. Belong)