22 June 2012: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved the nomination of Dr Rob Nicholls for the role of Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator.
The Adjudicator will be able to make binding rulings in respect of the processes that Telstra must follow in allowing access to its network. This includes rulings regarding the processes by which end users will be migrated from Telstra’s networks onto the National Broadband Network as it is built.
Dr Nicholls was nominated by the Office of the ITA Limited, the company charged with delivering Telstra’s commitment to provide a fast track, independent dispute resolution process under its structural separation undertaking (SSU) and migration plan. The ACCC approved the nomination after conducting targeted consultation with industry.
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