Chorus local loop backlash: Commerce Commission extends consultations

Wed, 20 Jun 2012

By Pattrick Smellie June 21 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission is extending consultations on its draft regulations for the traditional copper telecommunications network after a backlash from the investment community, who fear its initial thinking will stifle the uptake of ultra-fast broadband. While the commission is standing by its draft decision, it will issue a new discussion paper dealing with a wide range of differing views about technical aspects of the way the so-called "unbundled copper local loop" - the traditional backbone of...

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