This section contains all current and closed Commission regulatory projects. This includes determinations, reports, inquiries, studies and disclosures relating to telecommunications, electricity lines, gas pipelines, airports and dairy.
See our four major regulatory projects and the key consultation points for 2019 here.
Input methodologies for fibre are the rules, requirements and processes that we are required to develop under Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act. We are currently developing these fibre input methodologies.
Chorus and the Local Fibre Companies’ have Deeds of Open Access Undertakings (Fibre Deeds) given under the Telecommunications Act 2001 (Act). The undertakings requires them to provide a point-to-multipoint layer 1 fibre access service (PON Fibre Access Service) from 1 January 2020 for area 1 of the governments Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.
As consumers transition away from using the old copper telephone and broadband network to using new technologies like fibre, they may become vulnerable by being unable to access the 111 emergency service during a power cut. This is because unlike copper, newer technologies rely on electricity in the home to work.