Price-quality regulation will apply to certain fibre services provided by Chorus.

Information disclosure will apply to all providers of fibre services regulated under Part 6:

  • Chorus
  • Enable Networks
  • Northpower Fibre
  • UltraFast Fibre

We intend to publish draft decisions in April-June 2021, and final decisions in October-December 2021.


Price-quality regulation

The price-quality path we set will regulate the total revenue Chorus can recover from providing regulated fibre services, and the quality at which those services are provided. The price-quality path is intended to create incentives for Chorus to act in ways that are consistent with the long-term benefit of end users, such as creating incentives to invest in its network, to innovate and improve efficiency, and to deliver services at a level that meet end-user demands.


Information disclosure regulation

Information disclosure regulation requires businesses to periodically publish information about their performance.

This will include important data on pricing, current and future expenditure, quality performance, and financial statements. In the future, we will provide analysis of this information to help interested parties understand how fibre providers are performing individually and when compared to others.


Fibre PQID draft decision briefing

In May 2021 we held a briefing on the draft decisions on information disclosure for fibre and key elements of the price-quality path for Chorus. You can watch a video of this briefing below. To view the PowerPoint used at the briefing, please click here.


The Commerce Commission is inviting submissions on Chorus' initial PQ RAB proposal before we make our draft decision on the value of the initial PQ RAB in the third quarter of 2021.

This paper identifies specific aspects of Chorus’ initial PQ RAB proposal that we are particularly interested in receiving stakeholder views on.

Submissions close on 28 May 2021.


The Commerce Commission is also inviting submissions on its:

  • draft decisions on Chorus’ price-quality path 2022-2024
  • draft decisions on information disclosure requirements for Chorus and the other local fibre companies to apply from 1 January 2022
  • draft decisions on proposed amendments to the input methodologies for fibre services
  • draft guidance on section 201 – geographical consistent pricing requirements for Chorus.

Submissions on some of the proposed amendments to the fibre IMs (in Chapter 3 and Attachment A of our draft IM amendments paper) close 24 June 2021, and cross submissions close 8 July.

All other submissions are due 8 July and cross-submissions close 22 July.

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Note: these dates are indicative only and are subject to change.

  • 30 Nov 2021

    Final PQ and ID decisions

  • 30 Aug 2021

    Draft initial PQ RAB decision

  • 31 Jul 2021

    Final PQ WACC determination

  • 22 Jul 2021

    Cross-submissions on Chorus’ Price-Quality path draft decision due

  • 22 Jul 2021

    Cross-submissions on Fibre Information disclosure requirements draft decision due

  • 22 Jul 2021

    Cross-submissions on potential November 2021 Input Methodologies amendments draft decisions due

  • 09 Jul 2021

    Cross-submissions on potential August 2021 Input Methodologies amendments draft decisions due

  • 08 Jul 2021

    Submissions on PQ and ID draft decisions due

  • 08 Jul 2021

    Submissions on Chorus’ Price-Quality path draft decision due

  • 08 Jul 2021

    Submissions on Fibre Information disclosure requirements draft decision due

  • 08 Jul 2021

    Submissions on potential November 2021 Input Methodologies amendments draft decisions due

  • 08 Jul 2021

    Cross-submissions on draft section 201 guidance due

  • 24 Jun 2021

    Submissions on potential August 2021 Input Methodologies amendments draft decisions due

  • 24 Jun 2021

    Submissions on draft section 201 guidance due

  • 28 May 2021
  • 27 May 2021
  • 27 May 2021

    Completed

    Input Methodologies amendments draft decision

    See documents

  • 27 May 2021
  • 30 Apr 2021

    Completed

    Consultation on Chorus’ initial price-quality regulatory asset base

    See documents

  • 30 Apr 2021

    Completed

    Process update paper – Notices of Intention

    See documents

  • 12 Mar 2021

    Completed

    Submissions on consultation on Chorus' expenditure proposal due

    See documents

  • 11 Mar 2021

    Completed

    Orders under section 100 of the Commerce Act 1986 in the determination of Chorus’ price-quality path

    See documents

  • 26 Feb 2021

    Completed

    Quality of service stakeholder workshop

    See documents

  • 25 Feb 2021

    Completed

    Promoting competition in telecommunication markets as part of ID and PQ regulation responses due

    See documents

  • 12 Feb 2021

    Completed

    Consultation on Chorus' expenditure proposal published

    See documents

  • 09 Feb 2021

    Completed

    Quality of service stakeholder workshop 26 February 2021 agenda published

    See documents

  • 28 Jan 2021

    Completed

    Consultation on competition risks, opportunities and the corresponding role of ID and PQ regulation published

    See documents

  • 20 Jan 2021

    Completed

    Proposed approach to confidential information

    See documents

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Completed

    Information requested from Chorus for price-quality path period 2022-2024

    See documents

  • 14 Oct 2020

    Completed

    Submissions on process and approach paper due

    See documents

  • 15 Sep 2020
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