Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can use Telstra’s ADSL network to supply consumers with internet services without the need for their own equipment, called Wholesale ADSL (WADSL) services. To ensure that consumers can access a range of ISPs at affordable prices the ACCC declared these WADSL services in 2012 for a 5 year period. With the current declaration expiring next year the ACCC is investigating if this is still needed.

When a service is declared it must be offered to other service providers on terms and conditions that are set by the ACCC. ACCAN believes there is merit in extending the WADSL declaration as this would continue to provide certainty for consumers in the transition of services to the NBN. Any changes may impact on the number of providers that consumers have available to them and the cost of the services.

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