Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

8:23 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

I will read from the EM, page 72, in the middle of the last paragraph down the bottom:

The reference in the definition of non-communications services to ancillary or incidental services is intended to clarify that an NBN corporation may supply a range of supplementary services to customers that enable the customer to supply services to end-users. Examples of this are facilities access services (such as leasing of duct or conduit space) or access to an NBN corporation’s operational and business support 73 systems (to facilitate service ordering, provisioning and billing). The reference to ancillary or incidental services is also intended to permit NBN corporations to engage in the provision of minor services necessary in the conduct of a business, such as subleasing of surplus office space.

I hope that gives a broader picture and possibly allays your concerns, Senator Birmingham.

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