Broadband policy faces probability of repeated political intervention

Thu, 04 Jul 2013

By Pattrick Smellie July 4 (BusinessDesk) – The regime governing New Zealand’s ultra-fast broadband roll-out risks “the real probability of repeated political intervention as those in public office exercise their legislated powers to safeguard taxpayer investments and secure their political objectives.” That warning comes in a briefing paper from Victoria University’s Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation, which is convening a day-long seminar to probe growing tensions between the government’s role as both investor in and regu...

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