The Act gives the Commission a particular role in the context of the PON Fibre Access Service. We are:

  • permitted to assess whether offers made by Chorus and the LFCs comply with their respective obligations under the Fibre Deeds, and
  • if we consider that a breach of the Fibre Deeds is likely to occur or has occurred, we will decide whether to bring enforcement action.

Vocus and Vodafone sent a letter and an expert summary report by Network Strategies to the Commission outlining their concerns about the proposed PON Fibre Access Service price and pricing approach from Chorus. They have asked the Commission to consider intervening in relation to the terms on which a PON Fibre Access Service would be provided. Their letter and expert summary report, and our response, are below.

We believe there is clear public benefit in the Commission developing, in a transparent way, our views on what the equivalence and non-discrimination obligations in the Fibre Deeds (and other deeds) involve. We have therefore begun developing guidance on our interpretation of these provisions.

We want to hear from you

We are currently seeking submissions on our draft guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Tuesday 2 June 2020.

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  • 30 Sep 2020

    Final guidance published

  • 23 Jun 2020

    Cross-submissions on draft guidance due

  • 02 Jun 2020

    Submissions on draft guidance due

  • 30 Apr 2020
  • 02 Apr 2020


    Telecoms regulatory framework overview and our response to expert report submissions

    See documents

  • 04 Mar 2020


    Draft guidelines on the equivalence and non-discrimination provisions in Telecommunications Regulation published

    See documents

  • 18 Nov 2019
  • 18 Oct 2019


    Consultation on economic expert report from Ingo Vogelsang

    See documents

  • 09 Oct 2019
  • 29 Aug 2019
  • 04 Jun 2019


    Commerce Commission response to layer 1 fibre unbundling service letter

    See documents

  • 11 Apr 2019


    Letter to Commerce Commission about layer 1 fibre unbundling service

    See documents

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