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Commerce Commission lays out max revenues for Chorus
The estimated price-quality path for Chorus announced for consultation would cap Chorus revenues for three years from 1 January 2022 at $689 million in 2022, rising to $786 million in 2024.
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Commerce Commission maintains regulation of telco services to protect consumers
The Commerce Commission has confirmed it will keep regulation in place for three wholesale telecommunications services to continue to promote competition and protect consumers.
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ComCom to revise process for implementing new regulatory regime for Chorus
Since receiving Chorus proposal, the Commission has identified the need to update the indicative process it set out in September 2020. 
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Faster fibre plans, says Commerce Commission
The performance of Fibre Max plans has substantially improved, according to the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.
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Vodafone NZ fast-tracks regional investment programme
"Each year we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our digital infrastructure, but we are really ramping it up this year and beyond."
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First West Coast fibre enabled RCG site goes live
The first West Coast fibre enabled cell site, called Fox West, has gone live. 
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Chorus looking to spend $1.6 billion - ComCom seeks feedback
The Commerce Commission is consulting on a proposal from Chorus to spend $1.6 billion over the first three years of the new fibre regulatory regime. 
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Commerce Commission to promote competition in telco markets
The Commerce Commission has launched an online survey in a bid to help telecommunications stakeholders have their say on the next phase of regulation for fibre service providers.
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Christchurch's Enable chief exec to step down
Fuller has led the fibre network provider since its inception in 2007. He will step down between July and September in 2021. 
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Commerce Commission
ComCom testing programme improves NZ broadband performance
The Commerce Commission's Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme has helped to identify and fix network problems.
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ComCom seeks increase in telecommunications, fibre funding
Commission considers it requires funding of: -    $15 million a year for the telecommunications and fibre sector, a $3.7 million increase on the $11.3 million spent in 2019/2020.
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Chorus
Commerce Commission finalises consumer protections for withdrawal of copper phone and broadband services
The code sets out the requirements Chorus must meet before it can stop providing wholesale copper phone and broadband services, including ADSL and VDSL. 
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Chorus launches Hyperfibre across New Zealand
Hyperfibre will be available to more than three million people across New Zealand.
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The growing need for a dual focus with enterprise connectivity
As New Zealand’s largest internet infrastructure owner and operator, Chorus has developed connectivity solutions on our fibre network over the last few years to support emerging enterprise network needs.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission confirms approach to enforcing telco obligations
"We strongly encourage fibre providers to review their product offerings against the guidance we have issued and to make any changes necessary to bring them into compliance as quickly as possible."
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Commerce Commission unveils proposed approach to fibre regulation
"The purpose of this paper is to set out our early thinking on how we approach the major aspects the new regulations will cover."
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Enable urges Christchurch locals to switch to fibre broadband
“We don’t want to see the 30% of local people not yet on fibre broadband stuck in a crisis - not able to run their businesses, access school learning, connect with family and friends and be entertained at home.”
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Chorus describes goals as it posts $52m profit
As the copper withdrawal looms, Chorus is looking at how it can leverage its fibre network to provide new products and services across the country.
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"Money grabbing, tone deaf" - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
Vocus slammed the news from Chorus that it will increase fibre prices, labelling the move as "cynical, money grabbing and unwarranted".
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Chorus deploys new submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island
Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island.
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ComCom report 'proof' of the need of fibre - Chorus
"Broadband in New Zealand was really put to the test by our pandemic response, so it is encouraging that speeds have held up so well."
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Commerce Commission
NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the COVID-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.
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ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
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Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.