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Telstra Riles Competitors Over Price Hike

Law360 (April 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Coming under fire for its line rental increase, Australian telecommunications company Telstra may face three separate lawsuits alleging its price increase was anti-competitive.

Primus Telecom, a high-speed broadband service, is the most recent party to join a list of potential litigants against Telstra, which was formerly owned by the government and is currently required provide its rivals with access to its network at competitive prices.

Rival Optus said Tuesday that it was suing Telstra over its plan to hike the wholesale access price for its fixed-line...
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