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New law would crack down on misleading broadband claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-27 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A bill introduced this week seeks to crack down on misleading ads by broadband providers, a practice that recently landed broadband providers Telstra and Optus […]

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ACCC to pursue big biz with bigger fines
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-20 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has set out its priorities for 2018, and bigger penalties for big business flouting competition laws is top of the agenda, the commission’s […]

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Vodafone faces US action after trouble with Aussie regulator
Securities 2018-02-16 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Vodafone has been hit with a class action in the US alleging it failed to inform shareholders that it violated Australian law by selling pre-paid […]

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NSW appeals court upholds $7M judgment against teleco
Appeals 2018-02-14 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Wholesale satellite broadband provider Ipstar Australia has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million judgment against it for allegedly providing defective equipment and engaging […]

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Vodafone ordered to pay ACCC, Telstra legal bills
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-13 8:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vodafone will have to cough up $295,000 to cover the legal bills of the ACCC and Telstra after falling short in its bid for judicial […]

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ACCC sues Optus for pressuring customers to move to NBN
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-12-15 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus has been sued for allegedly pressuring customers to move to the National Broadband Network before they needed to make the switch. The broadband provider […]

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Competition on the rise among NBN providers, ACCC says
Technology 2017-11-09 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Competition for access to the National Broadband Network is ramping up, the ACCC said, and providers are buying more capacity to deliver on promised internet […]

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Telstra to refund customers with slow NBN speeds
Telecommunications 2017-11-08 8:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telstra will offer refunds to some 42,000 customers after promising National Broadband Network speeds that couldn’t be delivered. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said […]

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ACCC launches inquiry into NBN’s service
Telecommunications 2017-11-02 1:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched a public inquiry into the much maligned national broadband network, saying it will enforce new service standard rules if necessary. Prompted […]

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ACCC says caps on 5G spectrum might be way to go
Telecommunications 2017-11-01 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caps on the amount of spectrum available to any single company at the upcoming 5G auction could help prevent big operators from keeping out new players, the […]

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