The ABS issued its final survey in June. The ACCC said in its paper that it was proposing a new record keeping rule, called the Internet Activity RKR. The paper was published on Thursday to seek comment from industry participants, other stakeholders and the public.
The competition watchdog intends to start collection and analysis of Internet activity from the December 2018 reporting period onwards. It said the data collected would be used to generate reports on:
- retail market shares for fixed, mobile and wireless broadband services;
- Internet subscribers by access technology;
- volume of data downloaded by access technology; and
- broadband data usage per customer.
While the ABS was collecting data from more than 1000 Internet service providers, the ACCC intends to limit its scope to collection of data from Telstra, TPG, Vocus, Optus, Vodafone, Australian Private Networks, Harbour ISP, IPStar Australiaa, SkyMesh, Aussie Broadband and MyRepublic.
Submissions on the proposal must be sent in by 21 September and can be sent to email@example.com.