Under amendments to the Telecommunications Act 2001, the Commission is required to carry out an assessment to determine the geographic areas in which specified fibre services are available to end-users. These geographic areas will be known as specified fibre areas (SFAs).

The assessment and notification of SFAs is an essential prerequisite to enabling Chorus Limited to withdraw supply of copper services to end-users within those SFAs.

Before Chorus can withdraw supply of a copper service it must also comply with the consumer protection requirements set out in a copper withdrawal code.

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

  • 20 Dec 2019

    Initial assessment

  • 31 May 2019

    Final decision due

  • 15 Mar 2019

    Technical industry workshop

  • 08 Feb 2019

    Submissions on the process and issues paper due

  • 26 Nov 2018
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