December 15, 2017 / 1:17 AM / a month ago

BRIEF-ACCC Institutes Proceedings In Australian Court Against Optus Internet Pty Ltd

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Australian Competition and Consumer Commision:

* INSTITUTED PROCEEDINGS IN THE FEDERAL COURT AGAINST OPTUS INTERNET PTY LTD

* INSTITUTES PROCEEDINGS AGAINST OPTUS FOR MISLEADING 20,000 CUSTOMERS ABOUT MOVING TO THE NBN

* ALSO ALLEGED BETWEEN OCT 2015 & SEPT 2016, OPTUS MISLED SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS ABOUT OPTIONS FOR PURCHASING AN NBN PLAN‍​

* “ALSO CONCERNED THAT OPTUS CUT OFF SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS’ INTERNET SERVICES WHEN IT HAD NO CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO DO SO”

* IS SEEKING DECLARATIONS, INJUNCTIONS, PECUNIARY PENALTIES, A PUBLICATION ORDER, COMPLIANCE ORDERS AND COSTS‍​ Source text (bit.ly/2ktt1Ew) Further company coverage:

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