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Does Chorus really face a ‘regulatory mugging'?

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 02 Aug 2021

If NZ is going to benefit from the 'internet of things', Chorus says it needs incentives to keep investing. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 02 Aug 2021
Just when long-term watchers of the Chorus regulation saga thought it was safe to look away, it’s back.In a letter to the Commerce Commission on June 18, Chorus chair Patrick Strange minces no words in warning the new price control settings being proposed for the monopoly telecommunications backbone provider’s ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network risks “regulatory failure”.At issue is the returns Chorus should be allowed to make on its regulated asset base (RAB), starting right from square one with the fundamental question...

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