Enhancing telecommunications consultation

Published: 10 May 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened submissions to the release of the ‘Enhancing telecommunications regulatory and funding frameworks’ discussion document.

Access to high quality telecommunications services supports productivity and economic growth, which is important to our increasingly digitised economy. Ensuring our regulatory settings are fit-for-purpose supports the delivery of innovative mobile and internet services across New Zealand.

The discussion document seeks feedback on some telecommunications matters to ensure our regulatory settings are flexible, fit for purpose, continue to support innovation and competition in the market and reflect changes in technology, such as uptake in satellite use. It proposes changes to the funding settings for rural connectivity, as a foundational step towards sustainably addressing rural connectivity challenges.

It will also look at removal of some restrictions from our smaller fibre infrastructure providers, the expiry of the rights that allow access to shared property for fibre installations, access to dispute resolution mechanisms and requirements around the provision of emergency location information to support emergency responses.

You can read the consultation document and provide your feedback before 19 June 2024, 5pm via the Have your say webpage below.

Have your say – Seeking feedback on telecommunications regulatory and funding frameworks

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