Review of the Telecommunications Act 2001

[image] Fibre cable. A review of the Telecommunications Act 2001 is progressing to ensure New Zealand has the right laws for communications networks from 2020, to meet the needs of consumers and businesses, and to help keep our economy growing.

If you have any questions you can contact the team at telcoreview@mbie.govt.nz

Final decisions (June 2017)

On 1 June 2017, the Government announced the final details of the reform package for the Telecommunications Act.

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Further consultation on regulation of the copper network (February 2017)

On 10 February 2017, the Government released a consultation paper which outlined the core policy settings and proposed approach to regulating UFB fibre and sought feedback on the proposed approach for the regulation of the copper network.

The Ministry sought your views on the questions in the consultation paper. Submissions closed on 3 March 2017.

 

Options paper (July 2016)

On 12 July 2016, the Government released an options paper which sought feedback on the proposed ‘utility-style’ framework for regulating fixed line communications services after 2019.

The Ministry sought your views on the implementation of the proposed new regulatory framework. Submissions closed on 2 September 2016.

 

High-level policy decisions (April 2016)

In April 2016, the Government announced a series of high-level policy decisions on the future regulation of the communications sector. For more information, see:

 

Discussion document (September 2015)

In September 2015 we released a discussion document seeking views on the Government’s vision for the communications sector and how we can better regulate the sector in the future.

Submissions received (discussion paper)

On 10 February 2017 the Government released a consultation paper which outlined the core policy settings and proposed approach to regulating Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre, and sought feedback on the proposed approach for the regulation of the copper network.

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