This report was archived in January 2008 and has not been updated. One of the most critical elements for a competitive telecommunications environment is the access regime. It covers not only physical access to the carrier’s networks but also access to the various products built on them. Over the last few years the elements that have proved to be of equal importance are: price, terms, conditions and customer information. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been commissioned with the task of administering this process. Progress however, has been extremely slow as Telstra is using all its legal options to delay the process for as long as possible. This report overviews and analyses the key elements of the access regime and the Local Access Market.
Moreover, the customer service personnel at BuddeComm helped me remedy an administrative problem within 5 minutes of sending the request...seriously, less than 5 minutes. All in all, Budde.com is a well-functioning organization with a useful product.
Eli Jellenc, VeriSign-iDefense Security Intelligence Services