Copper lines regulation pits fibre investors against consumers

Mon, 04 Feb 2013

By Paul McBeth Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission's draft regime for pricing network company Chorus's copper lines has divided submitters into investors pushing for a backdown by the regulator and consumer lobby groups and retailers supporting the initial version. The draft determination from Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale highlights an "incoherent policy environment" and risks undermining the government's vision for a nationwide ultra-fast broadband network, Chorus said in a submission on the draft determination....

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