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Schedule 1—Layer 2 bitstream services

Schedule 1 Layer 2 bitstream services

Part 1 Amendments

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

1  Section 152AC

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of designated superfast telecommunications network ;

                     (b)  definition of Layer 2 bitstream service ;

                     (c)  definition of national broadband network ;

                     (d)  definition of superfast carriage service .

2  Section 152AGA

Repeal the section.

3  Subsections 152AL(3C) to (3H)

Repeal the subsections.

4  Subsection 152AL(8CA)

Repeal the subsection.

5  Subsections 152ALA(1) and (5)

Omit “(other than a declaration mentioned in subsection 152AL(3C))”.

6  Subsection 152ALA(5A)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 152AO(4)

Repeal the subsection (including the note).

8  Sections 152ARA and 152ARB

Repeal the sections.

9  Paragraph 152AZ(aa)

Omit “152ARA, 152ARB,”.

10  Paragraph 152BA(2)(aa)

Omit “152ARA, 152ARB,”.

11  Subsection 152BB(1AA)

Repeal the subsection.

12  Subsection 152BC(4AA)

Repeal the subsection.

13  Subsections 152BCB(4G) to (4J)

Repeal the subsections.

14  Subsection 152BCB(5)

Omit “, (4A) or (4G)”, substitute “or (4A)”.

15  Subsections 152BDA(4G) to (4J)

Repeal the subsections.

16  Subsection 152BDA(5)

Omit “, (4A) or (4G)”, substitute “or (4A)”.

17  Subsection 152BE(1B)

Repeal the subsection.

18  Sections 152BEBE to 152BEBG

Repeal the sections.

19  Section 152BEC

Omit “, 152BEBC, 152BEBE and 152BEBF”, substitute “and 152BEBC”.

20  Subsection 152BED(2)

Omit “, 152BEBC, 152BEBE and 152BEBF”, substitute “and 152BEBC”.

21  Subparagraphs 152CJH(a)(ia) and (ib)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

22  Subparagraph 152CJH(a)(iii)

Omit “and (4G) to (4J)”.

23  Subparagraph 152CJH(a)(iv)

Omit “and (4G) to (4J)”.

Telecommunications Act 1997

23A  Section 7 (paragraph (a) of the definition of Layer 2 bitstream service )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a Layer 2 bitstream service (within the ordinary meaning of that expression); and

23B  Section 7 (definition of Layer 2 bitstream service )

Omit “this purpose, Layer 2 ”, substitute “the purposes of determining the ordinary meaning of the expression used in paragraph (a), assume that Layer 2 ”.

24  Part 7

Repeal the Part.

25  Subsection 349(16) (definition of local access line )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

local access line has the meaning given by section 349A.

26  After section 349

Insert:

349A   Local access line

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, a local access line is a line that is part of the infrastructure of a local access network.

             (2)  However, a line does not form part of a local access line to the extent that the line is on the customer side of the boundary of a telecommunications network.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, the boundary of a telecommunications network is to be determined in the same manner in which it is determined under section 22 for the purposes of sections 20, 21 and 30.

             (4)  For the purposes of this section, local access network has the meaning generally accepted within the telecommunications industry.

Part 2 Transitional provisions

27  Transitional—exemptions

(1)       If, immediately before the commencement of this item, an instrument was in force under subsection 141A(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the instrument has effect, after the commencement of this item, as if:

                     (a)  it had been made under subsection 144(1) of that Act; and

                     (b)  each reference in the instrument to section 141 of that Act were a reference to section 143 of that Act.

(2)       If, immediately before the commencement of this item, an instrument was in force under subsection 141A(2) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the instrument has effect, after the commencement of this item, as if:

                     (a)  it had been made under subsection 144(2) of that Act; and

                     (b)  each reference in the instrument to section 141 of that Act were a reference to section 143 of that Act.

(3)       If, immediately before the commencement of this item, an instrument was in force under subsection 141A(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the instrument has effect, after the commencement of this item, as if:

                     (a)  it had been made under subsection 144(3) of that Act; and

                     (b)  each reference in the instrument to subsections 141(2) and (3) of that Act were a reference to subsection 143(2) of that Act.