Tribunal Rejects Telstra Price For Fixed Network

Law360, New York (May 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Australia’s antitrust watchdog has hailed a decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal striking down Telstra Corp. Ltd.’s proposed price for the unconditioned local loop service.

The tribunal denied the Melbourne-based telecommunications giant’s appeal on the price for its fixed copper-wire network on seven grounds, and upheld the Australian Competition Commission’s ruling last August to reject Telstra’s proposed price, according to the Commission on Thursday.

Telstra had suggested an access charge to the fixed network for $25 a month, based on the average of costs to supply...
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