Telecommunications Development Levy
The Telecommunications Development Levy subsidises telecommunications capabilities in the public interest which are otherwise not expected to be available commercially, or which are unaffordable.
The Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) is collected from telecommunications service providers each year.
Under the Telecommunications Act, the Commerce Commission has responsibility for determining each company’s share of the TDL.
Various improvements to the liability allocation process for the TDL have been identified and require changes to the Telecommunications Act. These changes are being enacted through the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.