Antitrust regulator backs away from probe into Chorus copper service, mulls pricing regime

Thu, 16 Aug 2012

By Paul McBeth Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has backed off the view that it needs to investigate a service on Chorus's copper telecommunications network as it mulls the regulated pricing regime for the ageing lines. The antitrust regulator changed its mind that a Schedule 3 investigation into the pricing principles of Chorus's unbundled copper low frequency (UCLF) service, and now sees it as enabling Chorus to recover "forward-looking costs of providing the service," it said in a paper on the network company's copper pric...

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