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.
The purpose of a Commission 111 Contact Code is to protect vulnerable consumers by ensuring they have reasonable access to an appropriate means of contacting the 111 emergency service in the event of a power failure.
Under amendments to the Telecommunications Act 2001, the Commission is required to develop a copper withdrawal code that sets the minimum consumer protection requirements that will need to be met before Chorus can stop providing copper services.
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.