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  • AGL phishing scam hits local inboxes

    A new phishing email is hitting inboxes that impersonates energy company AGL and scams vulnerable people affected by recent storms and flooding into believing they could receive additional help with their bills.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Oct. 16 16:34
  • ​ACCC concerned about Telstra’s role in NBN

    NBN Co and Telstra have agreed to work with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to ensure Australia’s largest telco won’t gain an unfair advantage over competitors rolling out the national broadband network.

    Written by Byron Connolly02 Sept. 16 16:28
  • Aussies lost $230 million to scams in 2015

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Targeting Scams Report found in total, more than $229 million was lost to scams in 2015.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner16 May 16 10:22
  • ​ACCC gives green light to taxi booking app

    The ACCC given the green light to smartphone taxi booking app, ihail, almost six months after blocking the app over concerns it would reduce competition.

    Written by Byron Connolly22 March 16 16:34
  • ACCC proposes 'superfast' broadband regulation

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a draft proposal to declare a Superfast Broadband Access Service (SBAS) in a bid to prevent any localised monopoly on provisioning.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett06 Nov. 15 14:43
  • Telstra access pricing to drop by 9.4%

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered Telstra to cut the price it charges other telcos to access its copper network by 9.4 per cent, which may mean cheaper phone and internet services for consumers.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett09 Oct. 15 11:57
  • Customers being duped on broadband speeds

    Broadband customers purchasing a 100Mbps service through a particular retail service provider (RSP) may not have been receiving the service they paid for, according to an ACCC report.​​

    Written by Rebecca Merrett11 Sept. 15 13:53
  • Telstra to take wholesale price hit

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a 9.6 per cent drop in prices that operators pay to use Telstra’s copper network to provide telecommunications services.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 June 15 16:23
  • NBN, Telstra seal network deal

    NBN will take ownership of Telstra’s copper and hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cables to accelerate the rollout of the national broadband network after the competition watchdog gave final approval for the companies’ $11 billion deal.

    Written by Byron Connolly26 June 15 10:44
  • ACCC probing TPG/iiNet deal over lack of competition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating if TPG Telecom’s proposed acquisition of iiNet would substantially lessen competition in the market for the supply of retail fixed broadband services.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 June 15 14:21