Telstra Strikes Out Again On Network Access Fee Bid

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The Australian Competition Tribunal has shot down the latest appeal from Telstra Corp. Ltd. seeking to overturn the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision to reject the Australian cell phone giant's proposed access fee for its massive underground network loop.

The Competition Tribunal's decision — formally handed down on May 10, with the accompanying reasons released Monday — affirmed an April 2009 ACCC ruling. The commission had denied Telstra's application to charge rival telecommunications access companies AU$30 ($26) per month per customer line over its vast...
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