Exposure draft of regulations to be made under section 226 of the Telecommunications Act 2001

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Submissions due: 03 July 2019, 5pm

We invite your submissions on the exposure draft of the Telecommunications (Fibre Regulatory Settings) Regulations 2019, made under section 226 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (the Act).

Summary

The purpose of this consultation paper is to obtain stakeholders views on the proposed content for regulations to be made under section 226 of the Telecommunications Act, 2001 (the Act). The draft regulations prescribe the type of regulation applying to each regulated fibre service provider as well as the description of the Fibre Fixed Line Access Services (FFLAS) subject to regulation.

How to make a submission

Your submission may respond to any element of these draft regulations (the draft Regulations). Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example references to independent research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

Please include your name and the name of your organisation in your submission

You can make your submission:

  • By 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

Please direct any questions that you have in relation to the submissions process to Communicationspolicy@mbie.govt.nz

Use of information

The information provided in submissions will be used to inform MBIE’s policy development process, and will inform advice to Ministers on the type of regulation applying to each regulated fibre service provider as well as the description of the Fibre Fixed Line Services subject to regulation.

Release of information

We intend to upload PDF copies of submissions received to our 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 1993 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.