ACCC demands NBN forecasts

31 Jan, 2013 07:52 AM
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THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ordered the National Broadband Network Company to supply it with more detailed information on its spending forecasts and demand for its products over the next three decades.

In a letter published on its website on Thursday morning, the ACCC requested the government-owned company provide dis-aggregated forecasts for capital and operating expenses for each year until 2040, as well as liquidation values for its assets, should they be disposed.

The regulator has also requested forecasts for demand for all NBN products, assuming its current pricing proposals are adopted, as well as revenue earned from new products and services, The Australian Financial Review reports.

The requests were made as part of the ACCC’s ongoing review of NBN Co’s “special access undertaking”, which sets out the framework for pricing and access on the network for the next 30 years.

NBN Co has pledged to freeze the prices it charges its wholesale customers to access to the network for the first five years of operation, and to limit later increases to below the inflation rate.

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Pro Freedom
1/02/2013 12:08:50 AM

Really? Demand over the next three decades? That's hilarious! What technology do we use today that began 3 decades ago? They'll be lucky to get next year's demand within 500% of where it will actually be. Centralized control of technology. There is too much wrong with this concept to even begin to write about it....

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