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ACCC issues final decision on regulation of the Line Sharing

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:09 am
by Freddo
The ACCC has issued a final decision on the regulation of the Line Sharing Service.

http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.ph ... ItemId/142

What kind of savings should we expect when these price changes come into effect on 01/01/2008.

Re: ACCC issues final decision on regulation of the Line Sha

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:24 am
by ForumAdmin
Freddo wrote:The ACCC has issued a final decision on the regulation of the Line Sharing Service.

http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.ph ... ItemId/142

What kind of savings should we expect when these price changes come into effect on 01/01/2008.
None for ADSL1 from Telstra.

Maybe a reduction in activating a new ADSL2 service.

It's unlikely that the reduction of 70 cents for LSS will be passed on by the LSS networks.

Re: ACCC issues final decision on regulation of the Line Sha

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:43 am
by flak
ForumAdmin wrote:It's unlikely that the reduction of 70 cents for LSS will be passed on by the LSS networks.
I thought only iiNet were on such a low LSS rate. When did Powertel get the reduced rate? Or is it a bonus from their relationship?

Is there any news on ULL rates for those on Optus wholesaled ADSL2?

Re: ACCC issues final decision on regulation of the Line Sha

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:59 am
by ForumAdmin
flak wrote:
ForumAdmin wrote:It's unlikely that the reduction of 70 cents for LSS will be passed on by the LSS networks.
1) I thought only iiNet were on such a low LSS rate. When did Powertel get the reduced rate? Or is it a bonus from their relationship?

2) Is there any news on ULL rates for those on Optus wholesaled ADSL2?
1) I can't comment, because I don't know, about the details of Powertel's pricing other than to say when the first major reduction occurred Powertel passed on that reduction to Exetel and, presumably, to their other customers - or some variation based on their various commercial relationships.

2) I've heard nothing about variations in ULL pricing changes.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:50 am
by Freddo
From the comment made on the ACCC website about this change allowing for better competition, I thought there would be a bigger saving.

Most ADSL prices are around the same price though, so I guess most ISP have already had a ruling which reduces their LSS rate. Anyway, this final ruling from ACCC seems a bit of a non event then.

Maybe it will benefit those in Rural Australia?