Telstra Struck With Antitrust Suit Over Network Access

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought proceedings against Telstra Corp. Ltd., claiming the telecommunications giant breached federal laws by refusing access to its network for broadband suppliers.

The antitrust regulator initiated proceedings against Telstra in the Federal Court in Melbourne, alleging breaches of the Trade Practices Act and the Telecommunications Act in connection with the company's standard access obligations, the ACCC said.

Telstra is required under the laws to allow access to its line network to enable the supply of broadband services by rival...
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