Australia's competition regulator has taken Optus to court for playing fast and loose with the word "unlimited" in plans which do have usage limits -- after it was warned not to.
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Rather than having to take Optus to court the ACCC has used the new consumer protection laws to hit Optus with 27 penalties totalling $178,200 for making false and misleading representations in its advertisements for its 'Max Cap' plans.
The ACCC has, again, dropped the hammer on the use of the word “unlimited” in advertising for broadband plans. Optus has raised the ACCC’s ire but there’s a message for all ISPs with shaping now coming under scrutiny.
Just one month after Web based SMS messaging service provider SMS Global and its boss were fined $85,000 by the Federal Court of Australia for misleading customers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued proceedings against the company in the Federal Court alleging contempt of court.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: RegulationThe ACCC has confirmed its draft decision, issued in May, to approve the agreement between NBN Co and Optus for the migration of Optus' HFC subscribers to the NBN and the decommissioning of parts of Optus' HFC network.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationOptus has been denied leave in the High Court of Australia to appeal against a Federal Court decision which said its rebroadcasting of live sports through is TV Now service was illegal.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationTPG has won a victory in a court appeal against an ACCC ruling. But the court’s original finding that some TPG’s advertisements were misleading still stands.
Google won an important court case in Australia on Wednesday when the country’s High Court ruled that the Internet behemoth did not violate fair trade law by allowing companies to purchase AdWords containing their competitor’s names.
Five judges of Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously in favor of Google, overturning a previous ruling from the Federal Court, which had ordered