Declaration of anchor and direct fibre access services under the Telecommunications Act 2001

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Submissions due: 22 June 2021, 5pm

MBIE is seeking submissions on an exposure draft of regulations to be made under sections 227 and 228 of the Telecommunications Act 2001.
The feedback from this consultation will be used to advise the Government on the final form of the regulations that identify the anchor services and direct fibre access service that the wholesale supplier (Chorus) must offer its customers in the new regulatory regime.

About the consultation

The Telecommunications Act 2001 (the Act) was amended in November 2018 to create a new framework for the regulation of wholesale fibre services to address the major growth in fibre network services. As part of this new regulatory framework, certain regulations need to be made to identify:

  • the anchor services (section 227 of the Telecommunications Act 2001); and
  • the direct fibre access services (section 228 of the Telecommunications Act 2001).

We are consulting on the exposure draft regulations to address section 227 and 228 and a discussion document that explains how the regulations work and sets out questions for submitters.

Release of information

MBIE intends to upload PDF copies of submissions received to MBIE’s website at www.mbie.govt.nz. MBIE will consider you to have consented to uploading by making a submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission. If your submission contains any information that is confidential or you otherwise wish us not to publish, please:

  • indicate this on the front of the submission, with any confidential information clearly marked within the text; and
  • provide a separate version excluding the relevant information for publication on our website.

Submissions remain subject to request under the Official Information Act 1982. Please set out clearly in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, and in particular, which parts you consider should be withheld, together with the reasons for withholding the information. MBIE will take such objections into account and will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

Private information

The Privacy Act 2020 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including MBIE. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be used for the purpose of assisting in the development of policy advice in relation to this review. Please clearly indicate in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying your submission if you do not wish your name, or any other personal information, to be included in any summary of submissions that MBIE may publish.

How to make a submission

MBIE is seeking submissions from industry and public on the discussion document by 22 June 2021.

You can make your submission:

  • By filling in the submission template and sending your submission as a Microsoft Word document to CommunicationsPolicy@mbie.govt.nz
  • By mailing your submission to:

    Communications Policy Team
    Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
    PO Box 1473
    Wellington 6140
Last updated: 31 May 2021