Telcos challenge Chorus plans to push fibre further

Telcos challenge Chorus plans to push fibre further
Chorus has big plans to go rural. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
New Zealand’s three biggest telecommunications retailers are questioning whether Chorus’s $201 million investment plans to roll out fibre deeper into the provinces should fall under the regulatory regime that sets the network operator’s regulated revenue. The fibre company, spun out of Spark more than a decade ago to participate in the government’s ultrafast broadband plan, put forward a $1.35 billion capital spending programme for the four-year regulatory period starting in 2025. It includes plans to...

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