Telstra submits new ULLS monthly charge undertaking

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Telstra submits new ULLS monthly charge undertaking

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released Telstra's latest Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) monthly charge access undertaking.

In this ULLS undertaking, Telstra proposes that a price of $30 for each ULLS service in a Band 2 Exchange Service Area should apply for the period to December 31, 2010.

In its most recent ULLS undertaking Telstra proposed a price of $30 averaged across all Exchange Service Areas.

The ACCC rejected the undertaking as it could not be satisfied that the undertaking was reasonable. This decision was affirmed by the Australian Competition Tribunal on review.

The undertaking and confidential supporting submissions were submitted by Telstra on December 21, 2007 with public versions of documents placed on the ACCC website, on December 24.

However, it has requested that the model itself remain confidential at this time. Telstra has stated that it intends to make a version of the model available for analysis subject to appropriate arrangements being put in place with respect to confidentiality.

The ACCC will now prepare a discussion paper seeking submissions on the undertakings.

Although the formal consultation period will begin when the discussion paper has been issued, the ACCC has issued Telstra's undertaking at this time to allow interested parties a longer period of time in which to assess the proposal.
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